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Malombra (1917)

A young woman living in a castle reads letters written by her ancestor and comes to believe that she is the returned spirit of a former aristocrat who once live there.

Director:

Carmine Gallone

Writer:

Antonio Fogazzaro (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lyda Borelli ... Marina di Malombra
Amleto Novelli ... Corrado Silla
Augusto Mastripietri Augusto Mastripietri ... Cesare d'Ormegno
Amedeo Ciaffi Amedeo Ciaffi ... Steinegge
Francesco Cacace Francesco Cacace ... Conte Salvador
Consuelo Spada Consuelo Spada ... Edith Steinegge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giulia Cassini-Rizzotto Giulia Cassini-Rizzotto ... Contessa Salvador
Noemi De Ferrari Noemi De Ferrari
Giorgio Fini Giorgio Fini
Berta Nelson
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A young woman living in a castle reads letters written by her ancestor and comes to believe that she is the returned spirit of a former aristocrat who once live there.

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Country:

Italy

Release Date:

January 1917 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Malombra (A bosszu asszonya) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film has been preserved by the Cineteca del Comune di Bologna in Italy. See more »

Connections

Edited into Diva Dolorosa (1999) See more »

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Madness Or Ghosts?
22 May 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Lyda Borelli goes to live with her uncle in his shadowed castle. There she uncovers a letter from from the Duke's youth, his first wife, telling of how she is dying, poisoned by Miss Borelli's uncle. Gradually, Miss Borelli comes to believe she is the receptacle of the dead woman's soul, seeking revenge, even as she lives an aristocratic, modern life in this well-produced melodrama.

It's a real potboiler by the long-lasting director-writer, Carmine Gallone. He was born in 1885 and by the turn of the century was writing plays. He directed his first feature movie in 1913, and by the time he retired in 1962, had directed well over a hundred of them. His specialty was biographies of composers and costume dramas, but had a wide range which included a couple of the Don Camillio comedies starring Fernandel. He died in 1973.


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