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Steno (I) (1917–1988)

Steno was born on January 19, 1917 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Stefano Vanzina. He was a writer and director, known for Execution Squad (1972), Cops and Robbers (1951) and Hot Potato (1979). He died on March 12, 1988 in Rome. See full bio »


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 1988 Big Man - A Policy for Hell (TV Movie) (story)
 1988 Big Man: $ 395 an Ounce (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1988 Big Man - Boomerang (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1988 Big Man - The Diva (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1988 Big Man - The False Etruscan (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1988 Big Man - An Unusual Insurance (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1987 Urban Animals (screenplay & story)
 1986 L'ombra nera del Vesuvio (TV Mini-Series) (story and screenplay - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... (story and screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (story and screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (story and screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (story and screenplay)
 1986 Italian Fast Food (story)
 1983 Mani di fata (writer)
 1982 Banana Joe (screenplay)
 1981 Il tango della gelosia (screenplay)
 1981 Quando la coppia scoppia (screenplay)
 1980 Prickly Pears (screenplay)
 1980 Piedone d'Egitto (screenplay)
 1980 Speed Cross (dialogue) / (story)
 1979 Hot Potato
 1979 Dottor Jekyll e gentile signora (screenplay)
 1977 Double Murder (screenplay)
 1976 Febbre da cavallo (screenplay)
 1975 Flatfoot in Hong Kong (written by)
 1972 Execution Squad (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 No One Will Notice You're Naked (screenplay) / (story)
 1971 Cose di Cosa Nostra (screenplay) / (story - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1970 Germania 7 donne a testa (Documentary) (story)
 1970 Basta guardarla (screenplay)
 1970 Transplant
 1969 The Archangel (screenplay) / (story)
 1968 Capriccio all'italiana (segment "Il Mostro della domenica")
 1968 Rose rosse per Angelica (writer)
 1966 Love Italian Style (screenplay) / (story)
 1966 Pleasant Nights (story)
 1966 The Almost Perfect Crime (story and screenplay)
 1964 Beautiful Families (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1964 Un mostro e mezzo (screenplay)
 1964 Heroes of the West (screenplay) / (story)
 1961 La ragazza di mille mesi (writer)
 1961 A noi piace freddo...! (screenplay) / (story)
 1961 Psycosissimo (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 Letto a tre piazze (screenplay)
 1959 Uncle Was a Vampire (screenplay - as Stefano Vanzina) / (story - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1959 The Overtaxed (writer - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1958 Maid, Thief and Guard (screenplay) / (story)
 1958 Mia nonna poliziotto (screenplay)
 1958 Totò nella luna (screenplay - as Stefano Vanzina) / (story - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1958 Toto, Peppino and the Fanatics (dialogue)
 1957 Female Three Times (screenplay - uncredited)
 1955 Piccola posta
 1954 An American in Rome (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 A Day in Court (written by)
 1953 Cinema d'altri tempi (writer)
 1953 L'uomo la bestia e la virtù (screenplay)
 1953 The Unfaithfuls (screenplay)
 1952 Don Lorenzo (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 Toto in Color (screenplay)
 1951 Napoleone
 1951 O.K. Nero (story & screenplay)
 1951 The Naked and the Wicked (original screenplay)
 1951 Accidents to the Taxes!! (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 È l'amor che mi rovina (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 È arrivato il cavaliere! (screenplay - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1950 Outlaw Girl (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Soho Conspiracy (from an original story)
 1950 Vita da cani (screenplay - as Stefano Vanzina) / (story - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1950 The Taming of Dorothy (screenplay)
 1950 L'inafferrabile 12 (screenplay)
 1950 I'm in the Revue (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 How I Discovered America (writer)
 1949 The Iron Swordsman (as Stefano Vanzini)
 1949 Lure of the Sila (writer)
 1949 Totò cerca casa (screenplay)
 1949 Fame and the Devil (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 The Firemen of Viggiu (writer)
 1948 Totò al giro d'Italia (screenplay)
 1948 Fifa e arena (story) / (writer)
 1948 How I Lost the War (screenplay)
 1948 The Mysterious Rider (story and screenplay - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1948 L'eroe della strada (story and screenplay)
 1948 Mad About Opera (writer)
 1948 L'ebreo errante (writer)
 1948 Tempesta su Parigi (screenplay - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1948 Les Misérables (screenplay - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1947 Il corriere del re (screenplay)
 1947 The Two Orphans (screenplay) / (story)
 1947 The Captain's Daughter (adaptation and screenplay)
 1946 Return of the Black Eagle (screenplay)
 1946 Angel and the Devil (screenplay)
 1945 Non canto più (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1945 Life Begins Anew (screenplay - uncredited)
 1945 Tutta la città canta (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 In High Places (screenplay)
 1945 Vivere ancora (screenplay)
 1944 Piruetas juveniles (screenplay) / (story)
 1943 Il viaggio del signor Perrichon (screenplay - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1943 Due cuori fra le belve (screenplay)
 1943 L'avventura di Annabella (adaptation - as Stefano Vanzina) / (screenplay - as Stefano Vanzina)
 1942 3/4 of a Page (screenplay)
 1942 Labbra serrate (screenplay) / (story)
 1942 La donna è mobile (story)
 1942 C'è un fantasma nel castello (screenplay)
 1941 La scuola dei timidi (screenplay)
 1940 Non me lo dire! (story)
 1940 The Pirate's Dream (screenplay)
 1940 Abbandono (screenplay) / (story)
 1939 Imputato, alzatevi! (screenplay - uncredited)
 1939 We Were Seven Widows (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Stefano Vanzina | Stefano Vanzini

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Italian satirical writer, cartoonist and writer/director of popular comedies, often starring Toto or Bud Spencer. In films from 1939 as an assistant director for Mario Mattoli, Riccardo Freda and others. Also wrote screenplays for Alessandro Blasetti and Mario Soldati. See more »

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