Marcello Ciorciolini

Marcello Ciorciolini (born 1922) is an Italian screenwriter, director, playwright, television and radio author and lyricist.

Marcello Ciorciolini
Born1922 (age 9697)
Rome, Italy

Life and career

Born in Rome, Ciorciolini began his career in 1950 as a radio writer, often collaborating with Alberto Talegalli.[1] Shorty later he entered the cinema industry as screenwriter, specializing in the comedy genre and also directing a number of films.[1][2]

As a lyricist he was author of several hits, notably Mina's "Una zebra a puà" and "Ti guarderò nel cuore", the theme song of Mondo cane.[1] Between 1970s and 1980s he was mainly active as an author of television variety shows.[1][2] On stage, he was active as an author of revues and comedy plays, and more sporadically of dramas.[1]

Ciorciolini was one of the favorite authors of the comic duo Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia, with whom he collaborated in television, cinema and even for some songs.[1][2]

Selected filmography

Director and screenwriter


  1. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 8804572779.

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