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29 December 1954 (Italy) See more »
The most beautiful of all lyric dramas See more »
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  (in credits order)
Kaoru Yachigusa ... Madame Butterfly
Nicola Filacuridi ... Pinkerton
Michiko Tanaka ... Suzuki
Ferdinando Lidonni ... Sharpless, the Consul
Kiyoshi Takagi ... Goro
Yoshio Kosugi ... Bonze
Tetsu Nakamura ... Yamadori (as Satoshi Nakamura)
Orietta Moscucci ... Singer: Cio-Cio San
Giuseppe Campora ... Singer: Lt. Pinkerton

Gianna Maria Canale ... Singer: Suzuki (as Anna Maria Canale)
Adelio Zagonara ... Singer: Yamadori
Plinio Clabassi ... Singer: Priest
Paolo Carloni ... Singer: Goro
Maria Marcangeli ... Singer
Josephine Corry ... Kate Pinkerton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshiko Asahina ... Geisha Girl
Kôko Fujinami ... Geisha Girl
Yukiko Ibuki ... Geisha Girl
Yutaka Megumi ... Geisha Girl
Shinobu Nagara ... Geisha Girl
Hideko Sakurama ... Geisha Girl
Hideko Shijo ... Geisha Girl
Miyako Sugata ... Geisha Girl
Hanayo Sumi ... Geisha Girl
Chieko Tazuru ... Geisha Girl
Harue Toyo ... Geisha Girl
Mari Tsukushi ... Geisha Girl
Haruko Tôgô ... Geisha Girl
Kaoru Yodo ... Geisha Girl
Yachiyo Ôtori ... Geisha Girl

Directed by
Carmine Gallone 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Belasco  play
Carmine Gallone 
Giuseppe Giacosa  libretto
Luigi Illica  libretto
Iwao Mori 

Produced by
Nagamasa Kawakita .... executive producer: Tôhô
Guido Luzzatto .... executive producer: Produzione Gallone
Iwao Mori .... executive producer: Tôhô
Angelo Rizzoli .... executive producer: Rizzoli Film
Kenichirô Tsunoda .... assistant producer
Cinematography by
Claude Renoir 
Film Editing by
Niccolò Lazzari 
Costume Design by
Takazo Raita 
Production Management
Guglielmo Colonna .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yoshio Aoyama .... assistant director
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuseppe Rotunno .... camera operator
Music Department
Giuseppe Conca .... musical director
Oliviero De Fabritiis .... conductor (as Oliviero DeFabritiis)
Giacomo Puccini .... music by
Other crew
Yoshio Aoyama .... choreographer

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Also Known As:
"Madama Butterfly" - Italy (original title)
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114 min
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1 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Neither movie nor opera, 28 September 1999
Author: herooka from Gumma, Japan

Neither movie nor opera is this. This is just a film explaining about a queer story in Japan, which was dreamed out for an opera by a foreigner but no Japanese thinks is true. Kaoru Yachigusa, playing a part of Madame Butterfly, is very pretty and Japanese-like. She may be the only profit you can get from this poor film.

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