Oreste Biancoli

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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Italian playwright, screenwriter, and director. At age 24, he received his law degree, but proceeded upon a career in journalism. He collaborated with Dino Falconi on a number of successful comedies for the stage before entering films soon after the coming of sound. Soon thereafter he began directing as well as writing films. During the Second World War he assumed the artistic leadership of Scalera Films. He continued to write fiction, reviews, and plays as well as films, his most renowned film script being that for Bicycle Thieves (1948). Read more...