|Born||27 August 1912|
|Died||6 August 1970|
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director|
Nikos Tsiforos (Greek : Νίκος Τσιφόρος; 27 August 1912 – 6 August 1970) was a Greek humorist, screenwriter, and film director. He has 64 film scripts to his credit between 1948 and 1970. He further directed 17 films between 1948 and 1961.
He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1912; two years later, his family was permanently resettled in Athens. From age eleven to his death, Nikos Tsiforos had been writing with gusto. In 1938, he wrote his first play, performed in an outdoors theatre in Freattyda; although his first effort did not quite succeed, young Nikos was not disappointed. He went on to earn a degree in Law, and work, for two years, at the Election Supervision Council. He soon resigned to travel the seas.
He continued switching jobs regularly until 1939, all the while writing film scripts as well as doing other types of writing. His first big break came in 1944 when the company of Dimitris Horn and Mairi Aroni staged a play of his at the Akropol theatre. The play was "Η Πινακοθήκη των Ηλιθίων" (The portrait gallery of dolts). In 1948-1949, he scripted and directed his first film Τελευταία αποστολή (Last Mission).
He went on to work as a reporter for the Athens press: newspapers (Φιλελεύθερος; Βήμα; Ελεύθερος Κόσμος), and magazines (Τραστ, Ρομάντσο, Ταχυδρόμος, Πάνθεον), all the while writing over 40 theatrical plays and over 80 film scripts.
He collaborated extensively with Polyvios Vassiliadis on numerous hit film scripts, earning exceptional renown for their scintillating wit and hilarious humor.
His deft use of the Greek contemporary vernacular is considered peerless by several leading literary critics.
|Year||Film||Transliteration and translation|
|1950||The Last Mission||Τελευταία αποστολή|
|1951||My kid must live||To paidi mou prepei na zisei|
Το παιδί μου πρέπει να ζήσει
|1953||The Tower of Knights||Ο πύργος των ιπποτών|
O pirgos ton ipoton
|1954||The Little Mouse||Το ποντικάκι|
|1954||The wind of Hate||Ο άνεμος του μίσους|
O anemos tou missous
|1954||The Belle of Athens||Η ωραία των Αθηνών|
I oraia ton Athinon
|1955||Partying, Money, and Love||Γλέντι, λεφτά και αγάπη|
Glendi, lefta ke agapi
|1956||Gypsy Blood||Τσιγγάνικο αίμα|
|1957||The Three Detectives||Τρεις ντετέκτιβς|
|1957||The Ladies' man||Ο γυναικάς|
|1958||The Fat Cat||Ο λεφτάς|
|1959||The Treasure of the Deceased||Ο θησαυρός του μακαρίτη|
O thisavros tou makariti
|1960||Three dolls and I||Τρεις κούκλες κι εγώ|
Treis koukles ki ego
|1960||Clearchos, Marina, and the short guy||Ο Κλέαρχος η Μαρίνα και ο κοντός |
O Klearchos i Marina kai o kondos
|1967||Oh! That Wife of Mine||Αχ αυτή η γυναίκα μου |
Ach, afti i ghineka mou
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