Giuseppe Verdi (film)

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Giuseppe Verdi
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Directed by Carmine Gallone
Produced by Carmine Gallone
Written by Carmine Gallone
Lucio D'Ambra
Starring Fosco Giachetti
Gaby Morlay
Germana Paolieri
Camillo Pilotto
Cinematography Massimo Terzano
Edited by Oswald Hafenrichter
Distributed by ENIC
Release date
August 1938
Running time
110 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Giuseppe Verdi is a 1938 Italian biographical film directed by Carmine Gallone and starring Fosco Giachetti, Gaby Morlay and Germana Paolieri. The film portrays the life of the composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). The casting of Giachetti as Verdi was intended to emphasise the composer's patriotism, as he had recently played patriotic roles in films such as The White Squadron . [1] The film was made at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. The film is also known by the alternative title The Life of Giuseppe Verdi.

Cinema of Italy

The Cinema of Italy comprises the films made within Italy or by Italian directors. The first Italian director is considered to be Vittorio Calcina, a collaborator of the Lumière Brothers, who filmed Pope Leo XIII in 1896. Since its beginning, Italian cinema has influenced film movements worldwide. As of 2018, Italian films have won 14 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film as well as 12 Palmes d'Or, one Academy Award for Best Picture and many Golden Lions and Golden Bears.

Biographical film film genre; dramatizes the life of an actual person or people

A biographical film, or biopic, is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people. Such films show the life of a historical person and the central character's real name is used. They differ from films "based on a true story" or "historical drama films" in that they attempt to comprehensively tell a single person's life story or at least the most historically important years of their lives.

Carmine Gallone Italian film director, screenwriter and film producer

Carmine Gallone was an early acclaimed Italian film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Considered one of Italian cinema's top early directors, he directed over 120 films in his fifty-year career between 1913 and 1963.


Main cast

Fosco Giachetti Italian actor

Fosco Giachetti was an Italian actor.

Gaby Morlay French actress

Gaby Morlay was a French film actress.

Germana Paolieri Italian actress

Germana Paolieri (1906–1998) was an Italian actress. During the 1930s she became a leading lady of Italian cinema appearing in major films such as the 1938 biopic Giuseppe Verdi.

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