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Marina di Malombra
Andrea Checchi ...
Corrado Silla
Irasema Dilián ...
Edith Steinegge (as Irasema Dilian)
Gualtiero Tumiati ...
Il conte Cesare d'Ormengo
Nino Crisman ...
Nepo Salvador
Enzo Biliotti ...
Il commendator Napoleone Vezza
Ada Dondini ...
Fosca Salvador
Giacinto Molteni ...
Andrea Steinegge
Corrado Racca ...
Padre Tosi
Luigi Pavese ...
Il professore Binda
Nando Tamberlani ...
Don Innocenzo
Doretta Sestan ...
Fanny
Paolo Bonecchi ...
Il dottor Pitour
Elvira Bonecchi ...
Giovanna, la governante
Giovanni Barrella ...
L'ispettore della cartiera
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Some sources include the names of Nico Pepe and Fanny Marchiò in the cast but neither appear in the credits nor the film. Their names were indeed initially linked with the film during the early stages of the production but both were forced to abandon the project because of previous commitments. See more »

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A Masterpiece at the Mercy of Politics
14 March 2003 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This utterly gorgeous Gothic melodrama would be widely hailed as a masterpiece, had it not been made in Italy during the Mussolini regime. A gross injustice, as Malombra - unlike Piccolo Mondo Antico, Mario Soldati's earlier film of an Antonio Fogazzaro novel - contains not one moment of triumphalist flag-waving or Fascist family values. Oddly akin to Rebecca in its atmosphere of death-haunted romance and voluptuous doom, it reaches a peak of visual refinement of which Hitchcock could only dream.

Its star is Isa Miranda (famous, and not without reason, as Italy's answer to Garbo and Dietrich) playing a headstrong but unstable young noblewoman, confined by her uncle to a gloomy villa on the shores of Lake Como. A yellowed and crumbling letter, found in an old spinet, convinces her that she is the reincarnation of her uncle's first wife - another troubled beauty who died a virtual prisoner after being caught in a forbidden love affair. When a handsome young writer (Andrea Checchi) comes to stay, Miranda decides that HE is the reincarnation of the dead woman's lover. Gradually, she lures him into her web of sex and revenge...

What more to say without spoiling the fun? Miranda gives a performance to rival any of the great divas of Hollywood. Only Davis and Stanwyck, perhaps, could play a bad girl so boldly without losing all sympathy. The evocation of 19th century aristocracy, in its full decadent splendour, is visually and dramatically flawless - a model for such later Italian gems as Visconti's Senso and The Innocent.

It helped, perhaps, that Soldati himself was a leading novelist. Blessed with an absolute respect for the classics he adapted, but in no way inhibited by them. He was also the guiding spirit of the now-forgotten 'calligraphic' movement, which brought the Italian cinema to such wondrous aesthetic heights during World War Two, only to collapse before the horror of Neo-Realism. Can we blame Soldati for giving up film-making in disgust and going back to writing novels?

So if you've ever felt (as I do) that Rossellini's much-touted Rome - Open City is the work of an amateur...well, Malombra is the film you have to see!


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