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Kean: Genius or Scoundrel (1957)

Kean - Genio e sregolatezza (original title)
Edmund Kean is a popular British actor and theatrical nineteenth addicted to vices, however, and in debt. He contends with the Prince of Wales, his companion of excesses, the Danish ... See full summary »
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Eleonora Rossi Drago ...
Contessa Elena Koefeld
Anna Maria Ferrero ...
Anna Damby
Helmut Dantine ...
Lord Mewill
Gérard Landry ...
Principe di Galles
Mario Carotenuto ...
Peter Patt
Cesco Baseggio ...
Salomon
Nerio Bernardi ...
Conte Koefeld
Bianca Maria Fabbri ...
Prima attrice
Dina Sassoli ...
Amy
Amedeo Girardi ...
Bob (as Amedeo Girard)
Pietro Tordi ...
Cochrane
Carlo Mazzarella ...
Dario
Bruno Smith
Alberto Carloni
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Edmund Kean is a popular British actor and theatrical nineteenth addicted to vices, however, and in debt. He contends with the Prince of Wales, his companion of excesses, the Danish ambassador's wife, but eventually falls in love with Anna, a young but promising rookie actress.

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1 March 1957 (Italy)  »

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