Italian Cinema

Notable Italian movies mostly according to Brunetta's "Italian Cinema History"
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The Capture of Roma (1905 Short Film)
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The Italian army captures Rome after refusal to surrender this unifying Italy. (6 mins.)
 
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Dall'amore al disonore (1912)
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Director: Ugo Falena
 
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Garibaldi (1907 Short Film)
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Director: Mario Caserini
 
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The Garibaldi Boy (1909 Short Film)
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La sepolta viva (1908 Short Film)
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Director: Luca Comerio
 
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Otello (1909 Short Film)
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.
Director: Yambo
 
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Grenadier Roland (1911 Short Film)
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This film shows the realistic battle scenes of the Siege of Moscow, with the sensational defeat of Napoleon, with the belching cannon, the battling soldiers, scenes of heroism and daring reproduced in the most exquisite photography. (10 mins.)
Director: Luigi Maggi
 
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Nero. Or the Fall of Rome. (1909 Short Film)
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Roman emperor Nero is used to getting what he wants. He has grown tired of his wife Octavia, and has become infatuated with Poppea... (14 mins.)
Director: Luigi Maggi
 
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The Fall of Troy (1911 Short Film)
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One of the first epics on the History of Movies, it tells the story of the Fall of Troy: Paris seduces Helen... (31 mins.)
 
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Homer's Odyssey (1911 Short Film)
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Film adaptation of Homer's 'The Odyssey.' (44 mins.)
 
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Dante's Inferno (1911)
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream. (68 mins.)
 
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Quo Vadis? (1913)
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An epic Italian film "Quo Vadis" influenced many of the later movies. (120 mins.)
Director: Enrico Guazzoni
 
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Julius Caesar (1914)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. (112 mins.)
Director: Enrico Guazzoni
 
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The Last Days of Pompeii (1913)
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Two love triangles intersect in ancient Pompei. (88 mins.)
 
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Cabiria (1914)
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Three centuries before Christus. Young Cabiria is kidnapped by some pirates during one eruption of the Etna... (148 mins.)
 
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Christus (1916)
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The story of the life of Christ.
Director: Giulio Antamoro
 
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How Foolshead Paid His Debts (1909 Short Film)
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The Mechanical Man (1921)
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The story begins with a scientist creating a device shaped like a man that can be remote-controlled by a machine. (80 mins.)
Director: André Deed
 
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Il duello di Fricot (1913 Short Film)
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Kri Kri e il tango (1913 Short Film)
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(4 mins.)
 
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Kri-Kri fuma l'oppio (1913 Short Film)
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Director: Ovaro
 
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Pinocchio (1911)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Giulio Antamoro
 
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Tweedledum, Aviator (1911 Short Film)
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Tweedledum builds an airship and makes a flight. Chimneys are tumbled down, the fragments striking pedestrians in the street...
 
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Love Everlasting (1914)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Mario Caserini
 
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Fregoli dietro le quinte (1903 Short Film)
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Satan's Rhapsody (1917)
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A Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. After the deal she meets two brothers who fall in love with her. (55 mins.)
Director: Nino Oxilia
 
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Tigre reale (1916)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Piero Fosco
 
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The Fire (1916)
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(45 mins.)
Director: Piero Fosco
 
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Thais (1917 Short Film)
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A silent film about a women who seduces a married man which in turn leads to deadly consequences. (35 mins.)
 
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Thais (1917 Short Film)
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A silent film about a women who seduces a married man which in turn leads to deadly consequences. (35 mins.)
 
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La signora delle camelie (1915)
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Parigi, metà Ottocento. Margherita Gautier è una mondana alla moda. Bellissima, si distingue dalle colleghe per l'aspetto ed i modi...
 
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Malombra (1917)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
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Cenere (1917 Short Film)
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Set in Sardinia, a barren and disconsolate land, where Rosalia, a poor young mother, entrusts her only son... (30 mins.)
Director: Febo Mari
 
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Assunta Spina (1915)
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Napoli, gli inizi del secolo. Assunta Spina è una bella stiratrice ed ha per amante Michele, ma Raffaele continua a girarle attorno... (72 mins.)
 
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La storia di una donna (1920)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Eugenio Perego
 
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Il Fauno (1917)
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(73 mins.)
Director: Febo Mari
 
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Flower of Evil (1915)
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(62 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
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Scampolo (1928)
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Scampolo is a young orphan in Rome, Italy, who survives by doing all kinds of little jobs. Her only... (80 mins.)
Director: Augusto Genina
 
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I topi grigi (1918)
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Un'invasione di topi a Bologna. Per tutte le vie, sui muri di tutte le case è un continuo vedere topi...
Director: Emilio Ghione
 
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The Artist's Model (1913 Short Film)
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Director: Emilio Ghione
 
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Anime buie (1916)
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The love between the apache Za la Mort, here in his fourth film, and Hesperia, the woman Who has killed his girlfriend...
Director: Emilio Ghione
 
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La banda delle cifre (1915)
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Director: Emilio Ghione
 
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Sperduti nel buio (1914)
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Paolina is the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Vallenza, and lives as a beggar. She meets with Nunzio... (66 mins.)
Director: Nino Martoglio
 
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Amor Pedestre (1914 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Marcel Fabre
 
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Mondo baldoria (1914 Short Film)
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(32 mins.)
Director: Aldo Molinari
 
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Vita futurista (1916 Short Film)
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Director: Arnaldo Ginna
 
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Vedi Napoli e poi muori (1924)
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An American director comes to Italy to shoot a film about the beautiful city of Naples, casting Pupatella (Leda Gys)...
Director: Eugenio Perego
 
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Napule... e niente cchiù (1928)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Eugenio Perego
 
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Camicia nera (1933)
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A Fascist propaganda film that details Italy's sacrifices in WWI and Mussolini's 'transformation' of rural Italy. (73 mins.)
 
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Old Guard (1934)
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(85 mins.)
 
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Beauty Prize (1930)
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Lucienne, typist and gorgeous bathing beauty, decides to enter the 'Miss Europe' pageant sponsored by the French newspaper she works for... (93 mins.)
Director: A. Genina
 
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Cyrano de Bergerac (1923)
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Cyrano de Begerac is joyous, witty, a poet, a leader and filled with plenty of charisma and bravado in 17th Century France... (113 mins.)
Director: Augusto Genina
 
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Maciste in Africa (1926)
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(82 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
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Maciste in Hell (1925)
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The devil takes Maciste down to hell in an attempt to corrupt and ruin his morality. (95 mins.)
Director: Guido Brignone
 
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Sole! (1929)
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(76 mins.)
 
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Rails (1929)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
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Terra madre (1931)
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(90 mins.)
 
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Nobody's Land (1939)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Mario Baffico
 
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Redenzione (1943)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Marcello Albani
 
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La corona di ferro (1941)
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A crown, supposedly made from a nail out of the Cross of Christ and the metal of Roman swords, becomes a legend and a symbol of justice. (83 mins.)
 
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The Spirit and the Flesh (1941)
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Lumbardy, Italy, seventeenth century. Renzo and Lucia's love story is jeopardized by Don Rodrigo, a wicked nobleman... (112 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
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A Pistol Shot (1942)
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Count Anikoff, a Russian officer, challenges his best friend, Sergei, to a duel when he finds him courting the young woman he, too, is in love with. Sergei can't bring himself to kill his friend. He fires only after taking the bullet out of his pistol. Now, it is the Count's turn to fire... (90 mins.)
 
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Zazà (1944)
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(88 mins.)
 
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Malombra (1942)
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A nineteenth-century Italian noblewoman, imprisoned in a foreboding lakeside palazzo by her uncle, comes to believe she's possessed by a long ago mistress of the manor. (135 mins.)
Director: Mario Soldati
 
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Quelli della montagna (1943)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Aldo Vergano
 
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Il birichino di papà (1943)
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(80 mins.)
 
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The Mountain Woman (1944)
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(93 mins.)
 
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La canzone dell'amore (1930)
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(94 mins.)
 
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Sulle orme di Giacomo Leopardi (1941 Documentary)
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I piccioni di Venezia (1942 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
 
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Fantasia sottomarina (1940 Short Film)
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The tale of two fish in love, threatened by an octopus and saved by an eel. (11 mins.)
 
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Il cammino degli eroi (1936 Documentary)
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Scipione l'africano (1937)
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A story of the Second Punic Wars, beginning with Scipio's futile pleas to the Roman Senate to build an army to battle Hannibal... (117 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
 
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Grano fra due battaglie (1939 Documentary)
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I trecento della Settima (1943)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Mario Baffico
 
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