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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 »
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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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Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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a film that just gets better with age, yours and its own! See more (94 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:
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)
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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:
Darryl F. Zanuck, whose studio put up financing for the film, did not want Burt Lancaster to wear a mustache. Zanuck, himself, wore a mustache.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: There is much kissing of hands during the movie. According to the book "Histoire de la politesse de 1789 à nos jours (History of good manners from 1789 till today)" by F. Rouvillois, the kissing of hands only appeared at the turn of the XXth century when the story in the movie was supposed to take place in 1860-1862, more than 40 years before.See more »
Quotes:
Princess Maria Stella Salina:I never could endure that fop! You lost your head over him! And he has the impertinence to ask you, his uncle, father of the girl he has deceived, to carry his proposal to that rascal, the father of that slut! You mustn't do it!
Prince Don Fabrizio Salina:Enough! You don't know what you're saying. Angelica is not a slut. She may become one, but for now she's a girl like any other, prettier than others, who wants to make a good marriage.
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60 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
a film that just gets better with age, yours and its own!, 18 July 2004
Author: humewood from Toronto, Canada

I was rounding off a two year study in France in 1963 and I remember gazing at the marquee of a cinema in Paris shortly after the Cannes Festival, seeing "Le Guepard" advertised, beautiful Claudia Cardinale waltzing with handsome, courtly, Burt Lancaster. At the time, I made a mental note to see the movie but in fact, saw it for the first time many years later, on a black and white TV no less! Chopped up and edited as it was, in black and white, the film moved me immensely. I was absolutely thunderstruck by the dialogue which, when I read the Prince of Lampedusa's novel shortly after, I realized had been "lifted" verbatim from the novel in large chunks. What a novel and what a worthy and noble tribute to it Visconti has paid. I now own the Criterion three disk set of Il Gattopardo and never tire of watching what is for me, one of the great films of the twentieth century. Burt Lancaster, as the Prince of Salina, was an inspired choice for the cinematic role, though apparently he was not Luchino Visconti's choice. I think the Prince of Salina is Lancaster's finest performance.

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