|Directed by||Max Neufeld|
|Produced by||Giuseppe Amato|
|Written by|| István Békeffy (play) |
Aldo De Benedetti
Carlo Della Posta
|Starring|| Alida Valli |
|Music by||Cesare A. Bixio|
|Edited by||Maria Rosada|
|Distributed by||Minerva Film|
|15 November 1939|
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