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The King's Jester (1941)

Il re si diverte (original title)
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María Mercader ...
Gilda (as Maria Mercader)
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Il re Francesco Iº
Doris Duranti ...
Margot
Paola Barbara ...
La duchessa di Cosse
Elli Parvo ...
La zingara
Carlo Ninchi ...
Il conte di Saint Vallier
Juan de Landa ...
Loredana ...
Diana Di Saint Vallier
Franco Coop ...
Il duca di Cosse
Corrado Racca ...
Signor De Brion
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Giulio Battiferri ...
Uno dei rapitori di Gilda
Oreste Bilancia ...
Un cortegiano
Gildo Bocci ...
Il Gran Visir
Ruggero Capodaglio ...
Un cortegiano
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25 June 1947 (USA)  »

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Italian censorship visa # 31429 delivered on 24-10-1941. See more »

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"Rigoletto" without the arias.
31 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michel Simon is magnificently Laughton-esque as Rigoletto the hunchbacked clown in the dramatic version of the Victor Hugo play that was to form the basis for the opera of Giuseppe Verdi. The film also features Maria Mercader as Gilda, Rigoletto's lovesick daughter who falls in love with the lecherous king, played by Rossano Brazzi. Favorite actress of Mussolini's fascist regime, Doris Duranti, performs a deliciously vampy dance as the prostitute Margot-Maddalena. Mario Bonnard directed this true gem from the Italian fascist era.


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