Roberto Mauri

Roberto Mauri (born 1924) is an Italian actor, director and screenwriter.

Roberto Mauri
Giuseppe Tagliavia

OccupationFilm director

Life and career

Born Giuseppe Tagliavia in Castelvetrano, Trapani, Mauri began his career as a film actor in low-budget films, occasionally even playing main roles.[1] He debuted as a director co-directing with Andrea Bianchi the crime film La legge del mitra, in which he was also an actor.[1] Mainly active between the 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, Mauri specialized in the Spaghetti Western genre, in which he was sometimes credited as Robert Johnson.[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.
  3. "Ivanhoe, the Norman Swordsman". The New York Times.

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