Tonino Valerii

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Tonino Valerii
Born20 May 1934
Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
Died13 October 2016(2016-10-13) (aged 82)
Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
Occupation Film director

Tonino Valerii (20 May 1934 – 13 October 2016) was an Italian film director, most known for his Spaghetti Westerns. Tonino (Antonio) Valerii started his film career as an assistant director on Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars , before moving on to direct by himself. Among his best-known films are Day of Anger (1967) The Price of Power (1969), A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972) and My Name Is Nobody (1973), starring Henry Fonda and Terence Hill. [1]


In 1970, he directed A Girl Called Jules , which was entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival. [2]

He died on 13 October 2016 in a clinic in Rome at the age of 82. [3]


TitleYearCredited asNotesRef(s)
DirectorScreenwriterScreen story writerOther
I Love, You Love1961YesAssistant to Alessandro Blasetti. Uncredited. [4] [5]
The Best of Enemies YesAssistant to Blasetti. Uncredited. [5]
I motorizzati 1962YesSecond assistant director [5]
Tutto è musica1963YesYesYesAssistant director [5]
I terribili 71964YesAssistant director [6]
Terror in the Crypt YesYesAssistant director [6]
A Fistful of Dollars YesDialogue director [7]
The Long Hair of Death Yes [7]
For a Few Dollars More 1965YesAssistant director [8]
Per il gusto di uccidere 1966YesYesYes [9]
Day of Anger 1967YesYes [9] [10]
The Price of Power 1969YesYesYes [10]
A Girl Called Jules 1970YesYes [10] [11]
My Dear Killer 1972YesYes [10] [11]
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die YesYesYes [11] [12]
My Name is Nobody 1973Yes [11] [12]
Go Gorilla Go 1975Yes [13]
Sahara Cross 1977YesYes [13] [14]
Unscrupulous 1986YesYes [15]
Brothers in Blood N/AYes [15]
Shatterer 1987YesYesYes [15] [16] [17]

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  1. Addio a Tonino Valerii, ombra di Sergio Leone,; accessed 15 October 2016. (in Italian)
  2. "A Girl Called Jules Awards". IMDb . Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. Paulet, Alicia (16 October 2016). "Mort de Tonino Valerii, réalisateur de Mon nom est Personne". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 12 July 2019.
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  17. Galbraith IV 2008, p. 356.