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24 December 1916, Carpi, Modena, Italy, d. 13 November 2004, Rome, Italy. An astonishingly prolific composer, Rustichellis credits run to approximately 250 films, most of them in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Born into a musical family, he gained a diploma in piano at the conservatory in Bologna. He then studied composition at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome. He began working in films shortly before World War II with Papà Per Una Notte (1939), resuming towards the end of the war with Gran Premio (1944). Among other films for which he composed are Gioventù Perduta (1947, directed by Pietro Germi with whom he would be often associated), In Nome Della Legge (1949), Persiane Chiuse (1950), Il Cammino Della Speranza (1950), La Presidentessa (1952), La Prigioniera Della Torre Di Fuoco (1953), Black 13 (1954), Il Tesoro Di Rommel (1955), Gli Innamorati (1955), La Prima Notte (1959), Annibale (1960), Robin Hood E I Pirati (1960), Femmine Di Lusso aka Love,...