Tom Dollar

Tom Dollar is a 1967 comedic spy film written and directed by Marcello Ciorciolini and starring Maurice Poli in the title role.[3] It is based on a fotoromanzo, starring the same Poli, published in over 30 countries.[4] It was shot in Tehran.[4]

Tom Dollar
French film poster for Tom Dollar[1]
Directed byMarcello Ciorciolini
Produced by
  • Antonio Lucatelli
  • Francesco Giorgi[2]
Screenplay by
  • John Connery
  • Pierre DeVries[1]
Story by
  • John Connery
  • Pierre DeVries[1]
Based onTom Dollar
by Al Petre
Music by
  • Giosy Capuano
  • Mario Capuano[1]
CinematographyRino Filippini[1]
Edited byMario Anconetani[1]
  • Tigiell 33
  • Les Films Jacques Leitienne[1]
Distributed byEuro International
Release date
  • 1967 (1967) (Italy)
Running time
90 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • France[1]


Special agent Tom Dollar investigates the mysterious death of the Iranian prince Barancan.



Tom Dollar was based on the photonovel of the same name by Al Petre.[1] It was one of the first photonovels based on a secret agent and was released in the magazine Bolero Film in 1965.[1] Maurice Poli played the role of Tom Dollar, and had already appeared in the photonovels as the character.[5]

The film was predominantly shot in Rome, including scenes at the Villa Miani.[5]


Tom Dollar was released in Italy in 1967 where it was distributed by Euro International.[1][2]

See also



  1. Curti 2016, p. 82.
  2. Cowie & Elley 1977, p. 329.
  3. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia; Mario Pecorari. "Tom Dollar". Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 1992. ISBN 8876055932.
  4. Marco Giusti. "Tom Dollar". 007 all'italiana. Isbn Edizioni, 2010. ISBN 9788876381874.
  5. Curti 2016, p. 83.


  • Cowie, Peter; Elley, Derek (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. ISBN 0498015653.
  • Curti, Roberto (2016). Diabolika: Supercriminals, Superheroes and the Comic Book Universe in Italian Cinema. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 978-1-936168-60-6.

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