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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:
Visual poetry See more (23 total) »

Cast

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Notti bianche" in Italian translates to "sleepless nights" in English.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinema Paradiso (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mulher RendeiraSee more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Visual poetry, 5 November 2007
Author: HeadleyLamarr from United States

Mario (Marcello Mastroianni) is a introverted young man who is new in town (a fantastical Livorno created just for the film). He encounters a young woman Natalya (Maria Schell) who appears to be waiting on a bridge. He saves her from some hoodlums and they become acquaintances. Over the next 4 nights we hear the stories of Mario and Natalya and come to learn why Natalya waits day after day at the bridge. Mario falls completely in love with Natalya and (in a departure from the Dostoyevsky story) throws away the letter she asks him to deliver to her returned lover. Will Natalya reciprocate Mario's feelings for her or will she forever pine for her lost love? The familiar tale unfolds beautifully in Visconti's version and the combination of sets, haunting use of lighting and fog, the river, the rain and snow, the narrow streets makes this a treat for the senses.

The lead pair acted very well - Marcello was a heart-throb and Maria was beautifully vulnerable. Jean Marais as the tenant was a complete contrast to Mario the dreamer. He was earthy and big and solid.

The movie had many beautiful moments but I MUST mention the night club scene - Marcello's dance was an inspired mix of gauche and genius. This is a beautiful film, well worth a watch and a few repeats. The DVD has some great insights into the period and what went into making the film.

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