Ottavio Alessi

Ottavio Alessi (1 January 1919 - 28 April 1978) was an Italian screenwriter, producer and film director.

Ottavio Alessi
Born(1919-01-01)1 January 1919
Cammarata, Italy
Died28 April 1978(1978-04-28) (aged 59)

Life and career

Born in Cammarata, Province of Agrigento, Alessi entered the film industry in 1940 as an assistant director.[1] In 1945 he started an intense career as a screenwriter, alternating between genre films and art films and collaborating with Pietro Germi, Franco Rossi, Folco Quilici and Luciano Salce, among others. He also directed two films in the 1960s.[1]

Selected filmography

Director and screenwriter


  1. Roberto Poppi. "Alessi, Ottavio". I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
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