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Release Date:
28 May 1961 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Strikingly beautiful See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Maria Schell ... Natalia

Marcello Mastroianni ... Mario

Jean Marais ... L'inquilino
Marcella Rovena ... La padrona della pensione
Maria Zanoli ... La domestica (as Maria Zanolli)
Elena Fancera ... La cassiera
Pietro Ceccarelli ... Un coinvolto nella rissa (as Lanfranco Ceccarelli)
Angelo Galassi ... Un coinvolto nella rissa
Renato Terra ... Un coinvolto nella rissa
Corrado Pani ... Un giovinastro
Dirk Sanders ... Il ballerino (as Dick Sanders)
Clara Calamai ... La prostituta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giorgio Albertazzi ... La voce narrante (uncredited)
Lys Assia ... La cantante (uncredited)
Romano Barbieri ... Il figlio della famiglia amica di Mario (uncredited)
Alberto Carloni ... Il locandiere (uncredited)
Dino D'Aquilio ... Un ragazzino (uncredited)
Enzo Doria ... Il marinaio che balla (uncredited)
Anna Filippini ... La figlia della famiglia amica di Mario (uncredited)
Carla Foscari ... (uncredited)
Ferdinando Gerra ... Il padre della famiglia amica di Mario (uncredited)
Giorgio Listuzzi ... La guardia di finanza (uncredited)
Leonilde Montesi ... La madre della famiglia amica di Mario (uncredited)
Sandro Moretti ... Un giovinastro (uncredited)
Mimmo Palmara ... L'uomo che gioca a carte con la prostituta (uncredited)
Winni Riva ... (uncredited)
Sandra Verani ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Luchino Visconti 
 
Writing credits
Fyodor Dostoevsky (novel "White Nights/Belye noci") (as Fedor Dostoevskij)

Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story and screenplay) and
Luchino Visconti (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Franco Cristaldi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Production Design by
Mario Chiari 
 
Set Decoration by
Enzo Eusepi 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Tosi 
 
Makeup Department
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Renata Magnanti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Guglielmo Colonna .... production supervisor
Pietro Notarianni .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nando Cicero .... assistant director (as Fernando Cicero)
Albino Cocco .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mario Garbuglia .... assistant production designer
Italo Tomassi .... art department manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oscar Di Santo .... sound technician
Vittorio Trentino .... sound technician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Silvano Ippoliti .... camera operator
Paul Ronald .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Eva Latini .... assistant editor
Ruggero Mastroianni .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... musical director
The Roland Shaw Orchestra .... music performers (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Renato Jaboni .... production secretary
Lucio Orlandini .... production secretary
Gabriele Palmieri .... script supervisor
Rinaldo Ricci .... assistant to director
Vanda Tuzzi .... script supervisor (as Wanda Tuzi)
Giorgio Albertazzi .... voice dubbing: Jean Marais (uncredited)
Dirk Sanders .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le notti bianche" - Italy (original title)
"White Nights" - , International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
Germany:97 min | Italy:107 min | USA:97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In order to have misty backgrounds by night but a clear view on actors, director Luchino Visconti and director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno could not use mist filters on camera lenses. Instead they used large rolls of tulle hanging from ceiling to the ground on the sets of Cinecitta studios. Putting street lamps just behind, it worked perfectly for the desired effect.See more »
Soundtrack:
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24 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Strikingly beautiful, 9 January 2002
Author: Sorsimus from Surrey

Not so much a neo realist film but rather a dreamlike adaptation of a Dostoyevsky short story, this one is a beautiful story of a fairy tale romance and disappointment.

Mastroianni gives a wonderful performance as the third wheel on this love triangle. As he is the point of identification for the viewer, it is really difficult to say whether this one has a happy end or not...

Highly recommended especially for the ingenious combination of neo realist imagery and old world romantic storytelling.

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