|The Tyrant of Padua|
|Directed by||Max Neufeld|
|Produced by||Max Calandri|
|Written by|| Victor Hugo (play) |
Angelo Bianchini D'Alberico
|Starring|| Clara Calamai |
Elsa De Giorgi
|Music by||Renzo Rossellini|
|Edited by||Eraldo Da Roma|
|Distributed by||Scalera Film|
|28 December 1946|
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