Piero Pierotti

Piero Pierotti (1 January 1912 – 4 May 1970) was an Italian director, screenwriter and journalist.

Piero Pierotti
Born1 January 1912 (1912-01)
Pisa, Italy
Died4 May 1970 (1970-05-05) (aged 58)
Rome, Italy
Other namesPeter E. Stanley

Life and career

Born in Pisa, Pierotti started his career as a journalist, working for La Nazione and Il Nuovo Corriere,and later founding the newspaper Corriere dell'Arno.[1] After some amateur shorts, he moved to Rome where he enrolled in the courses of directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, graduating in 1939.[1][2][3] Pierotti later started teaching direction at the University of Pisa, and at the same time he was also active as a documentarist and an assistant director, often collaborating with Raffaello Matarazzo.[1][2][3]

Active as a screenwriter since 1955, in the late 1950s he made his directional debut with L'arciere nero and he then directed fifteen films until 1969, being mainly active in the adventure and peplum genres.[1][2][3] He was sometimes credited as Peter E. Stanley.[3]

Selected filmography

Director and screenwriter


  1. Gianni Canova. Enciclopedia del cinema. Garzanti, 2009. ISBN 881150516X.
  2. Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 8804572779.
  3. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.

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