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Raffaello Matarazzo (story) &
Giovanna Soria (story) ...
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Release Date:
6 April 1955 (Italy) See more »
Guido Carani, an engineer of noble descent, has just lost his son born to him by a chorus dancer, who... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Amedeo Nazzari ... L'ingegnere Guido Carani
Yvonne Sanson ... Sister Addolorata / Lina Mercolin
Enrica Dyrell ... Elena Carani (as Enrica Direll)
Alberto Farnese ... Poldo
Flora Lillo ... Flora
Philippe Hersent ... Mario La Torre
Nerio Bernardi ... L'avvocato Rossi
Virgilio Riento ... Il dottor Marini
Emilio Cigoli ... Il direttore della prigione
Olga Solbelli ... La madre superiora
Ignazio Balsamo ... Un poliziotto
Franca Parisi ... Una soubrette
Oscar Andriani ... Un avvocato
Rina Franchetti ... Una detenuta
Silvana Jachino ... La detenuta bionda
Giuseppe Chinnici ... Il cappellano
Amina Pirani Maggi ... La guardiana del carcere
Paola Quattrini ... Alda Carani
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonardo Bragaglia ... Maurizio (uncredited)
Floria D'Alba ... (uncredited)
Enrico Olivieri ... Bruno (uncredited)

Directed by
Raffaello Matarazzo 
Writing credits
Raffaello Matarazzo (story and screenplay) &
Giovanna Soria (story and screenplay) &
Piero Pierotti (story and screenplay)

Aldo De Benedetti (screenplay)

Produced by
Goffredo Lombardo .... producer: Titanus
Raffaello Matarazzo .... producer: Labor Films
Original Music by
Michele Cozzoli 
Cinematography by
Tonino Delli Colli 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
Production Design by
Ottavio Scotti 
Set Decoration by
Gino Brosio 
Makeup Department
Grazia De Rossi .... hair stylist
Anacleto Giustini .... makeup artist
Production Management
Silvio Clementelli .... production manager
Federico del Fauro .... production supervisor (as Fritz Del Fauro)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Silvio Amadio .... assistant director
Rometta Pietrostefani .... assistant director
Sound Department
Mario Messina .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Sergio Bergamini .... camera operator
G.B. Poletto .... still photographer
Music Department
Ugo Giacomozzi .... conductor
Other crew
Mimmola Girosi .... script supervisor (as M. Teresa Girosi)
Aldo Pomilia .... production secretary
Clelia Bernacchi .... voice dubbing: Silvana Jacchino (uncredited)
Mario Besesti .... voice dubbing: Giuseppe Chennici (uncredited)
Anna Maria Campanile .... production secretary (uncredited)
Giorgio Capecchi .... voice dubbing: Nerio Bernardi (uncredited)
Dhia Cristiani .... voice dubbing: Yvonne Sanson as Sister Addolorata (uncredited)
Olinto Cristina .... voice dubbing: Oscar Andriani (uncredited)
Gualtiero De Angelis .... voice dubbing: Philippe Hersent (uncredited)
Franca Dominici .... voice dubbing: Enrica Dyrell (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Virgilio Riento (uncredited)
Micaela Giustiniani .... voice dubbing: Franca Parisi (uncredited)
Rina Morelli .... voice dubbing: Flora Lillo (uncredited)
Dina Perbellini .... voice dubbing: Rina Franchetti (uncredited)
Bruno Persa .... voice dubbing: Igniazio Balsamo (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi .... voice dubbing: Alberto Farnese (uncredited)
Lidia Simoneschi .... voice dubbing: Yvonne Sanson as Lina Mercolin (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'angelo bianco" - Italy (original title)
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100 min | Italy:96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The White Angel, 30 December 2011
Author: Martin Teller from Portland OR

I'd already had my fill of Matarazzo, but I watched this one -- a sequel to NOBODY'S CHILDREN -- just out of obligation to finish what I started. But this one was a step up. It picks up where its predecessor left off, and piles on a whole new series of tragedies, including an almost hilariously cruel boating accident. Things get even weirder when Sanson appears as a doppelganger character, and Nazzari gets obsessed with her, VERTIGO-style (and takes the opportunity to impregnate her for the third time in as many movies). Where this film surpasses Matarazzo's previous works is in the more heightened cinematic stylization and a somewhat deeper exploration of character psychology. There are actually some really good scenes here. It's still pretty soapy, and there are a few dull spots, but overall this is a "high 7" as opposed to the "low 7" for the NOBODY'S CHILDREN and TORMENTO.

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