Roberto Bianchi Montero

Roberto Bianchi Montero (7 December 1907 - 7 December 1986) was an Italian actor, director and screenwriter.

Life and career

Born in Rome, Bianchi Montero started acting as a teenager on stage and he was a member of an amateur theater group with whom he performed in several festivals.[1] In 1930 he entered the stage company of Ettore Petrolini, and in 1934 he founded his own company.[1][2] In 1936 he got his first film role, and in the late 1930s he also was assistant director for a number of films.[1]

After the Second World War, Bianchi Montero directed numerous genre films, usually low-budget productions, in which he often also collaborated to the screenplays.[1][2] He particularly specialized in melodramas, spaghetti westerns and Commedia sexy all'italiana films. He was the father of the director Mario Bianchi.[2][3]

Selected filmography


  1. 1 2 3 4 Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. 1 2 3 Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 8804572779.
  3. Louis Paul. Italian Horror Film Directors. McFarland, 2004. ISBN 0786487496.

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