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The Leopard (1963) More at IMDbPro »Il gattopardo (original title)

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Release Date:
29 March 1963 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
Luchino Visconti's Enduring Romantic Adventure
Plot:
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Touches on the true meaning of aristocracy See more (95 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Burt Lancaster ... Prince Don Fabrizio Salina

Claudia Cardinale ... Angelica Sedara / Bertiana

Alain Delon ... Tancredi Falconeri

Paolo Stoppa ... Don Calogero Sedara
Rina Morelli ... Princess Maria Stella Salina

Romolo Valli ... Father Pirrone

Terence Hill ... Count Cavriaghi (as Mario Girotti)

Pierre Clémenti ... Francesco Paolo
Lucilla Morlacchi ... Concetta

Giuliano Gemma ... Garibaldi's General
Ida Galli ... Carolina

Ottavia Piccolo ... Caterina
Carlo Valenzano ... Paolo
Brook Fuller ... Little Prince
Anna Maria Bottini ... Mademoiselle Dombreuil, the Governess
Lola Braccini ... Donna Margherita
Marino Masé ... Tutor (as Marino Mase')
Howard Nelson Rubien ... Don Diego (as Howard N. Rubien)
Tina Lattanzi
Marcella Rovena
Rina De Liguoro ... Princess of Presicce
Valerio Ruggeri
Giovanni Melisenda ... Don Onofrio Rotolo
Giancarlo Lolli (as Carlo Lolli)
Franco Gulà

Vittorio Duse
Vanni Materassi
Giuseppe Stagnitti
Carmelo Artale
Olimpia Cavalli ... Mariannina
Anna Maria Surdo
Halina Zalewska (as Alina Zalewska)
Winni Riva

Stelvio Rosi
Carlo Palmucci
Dante Posani
Rosolino Bua
Ivo Garrani ... Colonel Pallavicino
Leslie French ... Cavalier Chevally

Serge Reggiani ... Don Francisco Ciccio Tumeo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marie Bell ... (uncredited)
Omero Capanna ... Citizen (uncredited)

Lou Castel ... Party guest (uncredited)
Sandra Christolini ... Youngest Daughter (uncredited)
Maurizio Merli ... (uncredited)
Augusto Pescarini ... (uncredited)
Paola Piscini ... (uncredited)
Amalia Troiani ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Luchino Visconti 
 
Writing credits
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (novel)

Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay and adaptation) &
Pasquale Festa Campanile (screenplay and adaptation) and
Enrico Medioli (screenplay and adaptation) &
Massimo Franciosa (screenplay and adaptation) and
Luchino Visconti (screenplay and adaptation)

Produced by
Goffredo Lombardo .... producer
Pietro Notarianni .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Production Design by
Mario Garbuglia 
 
Set Decoration by
Laudomia Hercolani 
Giorgio Pes 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Tosi 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Angelini .... wig maker
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Amalia Paoletti .... wig maker
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Giorgio Adriani .... production manager
Gaetano Amata .... unit manager
Riccardo Caneva .... unit manager
Roberto Cocco .... unit manager
Lamberto Pippia .... assistant unit manager
Enzo Provenzale .... production manager
Umberto Sambuco .... assistant unit manager
Bruno Sassaroli .... unit manager
Gilberto Scarpellini .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albino Cocco .... first assistant director
Brad Fuller .... second assistant director
Francesco Massaro .... second assistant director
Rinaldo Ricci .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Emilio D'Andria .... assistant set decorator
Ferdinando Giovannoni .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Mario Messina .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Dino Galiano .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrico Cignitti .... camera operator
Nino Cristiani .... camera operator
Giuseppe Maccari .... camera operator
G.B. Poletto .... still photographer
Francesco Brescini .... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Penn .... still photographer: special magazine assignment (uncredited)
Piero Servo .... camera loader (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bice Brichetto .... assistant costume designer
Alessandro Gasparinetti .... wardrobe consultant
Vera Marzot .... assistant costume designer
 
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
Franco Ferrara .... musical director
Nino Rota .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stephan Iscovescu .... script supervisor
René Barjavel .... dialogue: french version (uncredited)
Isa Bellini .... voice dubbing: Anna Maria Bottini (uncredited)
Lando Buzzanca .... voice dubbing: Serge Reggiani (uncredited)
Pino Colizzi .... voice dubbing: Pierre Clémenti (uncredited)
Solveyg D'Assunta .... voice dubbing: Claudia Cardinale (uncredited)
Franco Fabrizi .... voice dubbing: Terence Hill (uncredited)
Corrado Gaipa .... voice dubbing: Burt Lancaster (uncredited)
Sydney Pollack .... dubbed version supervisor: USA (uncredited)
Carlo Sabatini .... voice dubbing: Alain Delon (uncredited)
Alberto Testa .... choreographer (uncredited)
Jacques Willemetz .... dubbing director: french version (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il gattopardo" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
186 min | Spain:151 min (cut version) | UK:161 min (cut version) | USA:165 min (cut version) | France:195 min (Cannes Film Festival) | 205 min (premiere version) | West Germany:161 min (cut version)
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-12 | Finland:K-11 (new rating: 2001) | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:12 (re-rating) (1985) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #20553) | USA:PG (certificate #27103) (1983) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Trivia:
According to The Guardian this movie is the best screen adaptation ever.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: During one of the long shots of the journey to Donnafugata, a blur crosses the screen near the center, apparently caused by a fly crawling over the lens.See more »
Quotes:
Princess Maria Stella Salina:It's outrageous! And I'd so hoped he would marry Concetta! He's a traitor, like all liberals of his kind! First he betrays his king, and now us. He, with that lying face of his, those honeyed words and poisoned actions! That's what happens when one lets people into one's home who aren't of our own blood.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Valzer BrillanteSee more »

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55 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Touches on the true meaning of aristocracy, 3 June 2003
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

Burt Lancaster plays a true aristocrat in an aristocracy that is not an aristocracy. The degeneracy as well as the sophistication of the rival political factions in warring Sicily is shown, and the human insight of the central character that embodies true nobility, even though he is largely powerless to make his ideals reality. Garibaldi is invading Sicily with an army of a thousand, landing in Marsala and advancing through Palermo. Prince Salina (Lancaster) is a noble of a disappearing age. He refuses a place in the new senate and is unable to convince the new wave that the unification will not be good for Sicily. He is caught between different loyalties. A love story between his nephew (played by Alain Delon) and a rich merchant's daughter (played by Claudia Cardinale) interweaves the action and heightens the moral dilemmas that Prince Salina has to face. A brave film, opposing, exposing and opposed by government and church. The full length restored edition is a cinematic gem and the opulent costumes and scenery are a treasure to behold.

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