Up 120,842 this week

The Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnino Farandola (1913)
"Le avventure straordinarissime di Saturnino Farandola" (original title)

 |  Adventure  |  March 1914 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 100 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot


(as Marcel Fabre) , (uncredited)


(novel) (as Ferdinand Robida) ,
0Check in

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 13 May 2011
list image
a list of 1037 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
a list of 1491 titles
created 23 Oct 2012
list image
a list of 339 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
a list of 537 titles
created 07 Jan 2014

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnino Farandola (1913)

The Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnino Farandola (1913) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnino Farandola.


Credited cast:
Marcel Perez ...
Saturnino Farandola (as Marcel Fabre)
Nilde Baracchi ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfredo Bertone
Filippo Castamagna
Oreste Grandi
Luciano Manara
Felice Minotti
Armando Pilotti
Norina Rasero
Dario Silvestri
Luigi Stinchi
Vittorio Tettoni


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

March 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnino Farandola  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Released in four episodes: 1. L'isola delle scimmie 2. Alla ricerca dell'Elefante bianco 3. La regina dei Makalolos 4. Farandola contro Fileas-Fogg See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wonderful And Fantastic Images

As the title of this film implies, "Le Avventure Straordinarissime Di Saturnino Farandola" or "The Very Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnin Farandoul" is an extraordinarily astonishing not to mention surprising silent Italian film.

It has nothing in common with the well-known and highly reputed Italian film productions of the early years, that is to say, melodramas or costume epic films. On the contrary, "Le Avventure…" has evident influences from Herr Mélies or Herr Chomón in its characteristics in that it is an absurd, witty and funny fantastic film.

The film is based on a novel written by Herr Albert Robida with a long title that reads: "Voyage Très Extraordinaires De Saturnin Farandoul Dans Les 5 ou 6 Parties Du Monde Et Dans Tous Les Pays Connus Et Même Inconnus De M. Jules Verne" (it seems that once you have read such a long title, you have already read half the novel…). It was directed and starred by the unknown Herr Marcel Fabre, whose real name was Herr Marcel Fernández Pérez.

The film tells the adventures of Saturnino Farandola, the only surviving of a shipwreck when he was a baby (his father and mother saving him at the cost of their lives). He arrives to a strange island inhabited exclusively by monkeys. Those animals raise him for years but when they see that as time goes by the infant doesn't have a tail, they decide to ignore him. Humiliated, Saturnino leaves the island in a raft and is rescued by a boat. There he will learn to speak and to behave properly, becoming an officer. The boat will be attacked by pirates and from then Saturnino will live one strange adventure after another (his fiancée will be eaten by a whale, he will have to search for a white elephant, he will join the North America Milligan army against those South Milligan forces or he will experience air balloon battle, etc…) Along the way he will visit many countries (Oceania, Siam, Amerika) and finally to return to the place of his origins, the monkey island.

As this German Count said before, the film it is surprisingly enjoyable, and even funny for a Teutonic aristocrat. Thanks to the imagination and inventiveness displayed on the screen, an incessant show of the most bizarre adventures and situations that are filmed with a static camera but that by no means cause the film to lack rhythm because of its narrative vitality.

Remarkable are the balloon battle and the aquatic scenes, plainly influenced by Mélies, in where Herr Fabre displays his ingenious and imagination at his best. Wonderful and fantastic images are included in an excellent film that deserve to being known and enjoyed by silent film connoisseurs.

And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must live strange adventures in the soirée of tonight.

Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien

15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: