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The Leopard -- In Sicily in the 1800s, Prince Salina, a great landowner, has to watch the decrease of his power and influence after 'Il Risorgimento', the unification of Italy. Foreign language with English Sub-titles.


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Release Date:
15 July 1963 (USA) See more »
Luchino Visconti's Enduring Romantic Adventure
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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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)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Il gattopardo" - Italy (original title)
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187 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)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-12 | Finland:K-11 (new rating: 2001) | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | 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:PG (certificate #20553) | West Germany:12 (f)

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According to Fulco della Verdura, director Luchino Visconti's close friend, Visconti's affection for Alain Delon initially caused some favoritism. "He was the only actor to have a dressing room; poor Burt Lancaster stood around for hours waiting." Visconti was homosexual.See more »
Factual errors: In the first scenes of the movie, Burt Lancaster goes to his girlfriend's home, who is about 40 year's old in 1860, but she has a vaccine scar on her left arm. The first vaccine was found in 1885 by Louis Pasteur.See more »
Prince Don Fabrizio Salina:We're not blind in spirit, Father. We're just human beings in a changing world.See more »
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The lost world, 10 August 1999

Could it be that Visconti's 1963 epic--long lying in ruins until its 1983 partial restoration--is the greatest movie ever made? The real subject of this movie, surely the wisest and most beautiful of all "period pictures," is the twentieth century--what has been gained and above all what is lost. Only a Marxist duke like Visconti could have had the split sensibility, and the anecdotal knowhow, to render Sicily just before its entry to modernity with the splendor and the caginess that radiates through every frame of this masterpiece. As the prince making final compromises before leaving the faded world he has inherited, Burt Lancaster gives one of the greatest performances in movies. Possessed of both an elegiac melancholy and a shrewd, dry-eyed appraisal of the failures and the glorious extroversion of its aristocratic world, THE LEOPARD is like a dream you can't bear to let go of. Contemporary viewers will see echoes of THE DEER HUNTER, 1900 and THE AGE OF INNOCENCE--and will see those films shrivel to the size of cocktail franks.

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