Roberto Bianchi Montero

Roberto Bianchi Montero (7 December 1907 - 7 December 1986) was an Italian actor, director and screenwriter.

Roberto Bianchi Montero
Born7 December 1907
Died7 December 1986(1986-12-07) (aged 79)
OccupationScreenwriter, film director, actor

Life and career

Born in Rome, Bianchi Montero started acting as a teenager on stage and he was a member of an amateur theater group with whom he performed in several festivals.[1] In 1930 he entered the stage company of Ettore Petrolini, and in 1934 he founded his own company.[1][2] In 1936 he got his first film role, and in the late 1930s he also was assistant director for a number of films.[1]

After the Second World War, Bianchi Montero directed numerous genre films, usually low-budget productions, in which he often also collaborated to the screenplays.[1][2] He particularly specialized in melodramas, spaghetti westerns and Commedia sexy all'italiana films. He was the father of the director Mario Bianchi.[2][3]

Selected filmography


  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.
  3. Louis Paul. Italian Horror Film Directors. McFarland, 2004. ISBN 0786487496.

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