Riccardo Freda

Riccardo Freda

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Riccardo Freda (born in Alexandria, Egypt, February 24, 1909 - died in Rome, Italy, December 20, 1999) was an Egyptian-born Italian film director. Best known for his horror and thriller movies, Freda had no great love for the horror films he was assigned, but rather favored the epic sword and sandal pictures. Freda's "Sins of Rome" (1953) was one of the first Italian peplums, predating Steve Reeves's "Hercules" by four years, and his classic "Giants of Thessaly" (1961) was theatrically released one year before Ray Harryhausen's famous "Jason and the Argonauts." He directed Kirk Morris and Gordon Scott in two classic Maciste films in the sixties, in addition to several spy films, spaghetti westerns, historical dramas and World War II actioners.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Sess Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136261847
  • 9786136261843