Mario Zampi

Mario Zampi (1 November 1903, Sora, Italy – 2 December 1963, London, England) was an Italian film producer and director.[1] A co-founder of Two Cities Films, a British production company, he is most closely associated with British comedies of the 1950s.[2]

Mario Zampi
Born1 November 1903
Died2 December 1963(1963-12-02) (aged 60)
OccupationFilm director and producer
Known forco-founding Two Cities Films


Zampi began his career as an actor in Italy at the age of 17.[3] By 1930, he was working for Warner Bros. as a film editor in London. In 1937, he and compatriot Filippo Del Giudice founded Two Cities Films.[4] While the company was noted for such serious films as In Which We Serve, Henry V, and Hamlet, Zampi is most remembered for comedies. He made his mark with such films as Laughter in Paradise (1951), The Naked Truth (1957), and Too Many Crooks (1959), often in the dual role of director and producer.[5][6]


Director and producer unless otherwise indicated.


  1. "Mario Zampi". BFI.
  2. "BFI Screenonline: Laughter in Paradise (1951)".
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2010-10-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "People search results for "mario zampi" - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  5. "Mario Zampi".
  6. Harper, Sue; Porter, Vincent (2003). British Cinema of the 1950s: The Decline of Deference. Oxford University Press. p. 165-166.
  • Kay Weniger. Das große Personenlexikon des Films, Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3 (in German)

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