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The Captain's Daughter (1947)

La figlia del capitano (original title)
Literary adaptation: A peasant leader under the enlightened despotism of Empress Catherine the Great, and a love story.


Mario Camerini


Alexander Pushkin (novel) (as A. Puskin), Mario Camerini (adaptation) (as M. Camerini) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Irasema Dilián ... Maria Ivanovna "Mascia" Mironova (as Irasema Dilian)
Amedeo Nazzari ... Pugaciov, il tsar Piotr III°
Vittorio Gassman ... Svabrin
Cesare Danova ... Piotr Andrejevich Grinev
Aldo Silvani Aldo Silvani ... Il capitano Andrej Mironov, padre di Mascia
Ave Ninchi ... La signora Mironova, madre di Mascia
Ernesto Almirante Ernesto Almirante ... Savelich
Olga Solbelli Olga Solbelli ... L'imperatrice Caterina II
Carlo Ninchi ... Zurin
Laura Gore Laura Gore ... Palaska
Gualtiero Tumiati ... Andrej Grinev, padre di Piotr
Mariano Englen Mariano Englen ... Il generale


Literary adaptation: A peasant leader under the enlightened despotism of Empress Catherine the Great, and a love story.

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In Catherine the Second's time.
13 March 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

Excellent adventures movie,based on Pushkin's short novel .Action-packed , briskly directed , very well acted , "la figlia del capitano" should be more widely known.

The pair of lover (Macha and Piotr)almost pales next to the supporting cast ,although Irasema Dilian is deeply moving in her imploring scenes .

But Vittorio Gassmann, Amadeo Nazzari and Olga Sibelli outshadow them every time they appear:

Svabrin (Gassmann) is the only real villain, calculating ,hateful, deceitful ..A restrained performance ,with words filled with gall .

Pougatchov (a stunning Amadeo Nazzari, generally cast in melodramas) who passes himself off as kaiser Piotr the Third ,is colorful and eventually noble . As the character is not well known historically speaking,the Russian writer invented most of his storylike epic :he is not really a bandit ,but a revolutionary man who leads the peasants still in serfdom (have you ever seen your empire? he says to the empress.)He fights for the Russian people and he may be sincere ,considering his sympathy towards young Piotr and his love .

Olga Sibelli shines as Empress Catherine The Second . No sentimentality , an iron hand in an iron glove ,she's the enlightened despote who ruthlessly punishes, but treats her subjects justly.

Women seem to wear the trousers in this movie: Macha's mom seems to dominate her captain-husband .

Very entertaining.

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Release Date:

8 October 1947 (Italy) See more »

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La fille du capitaine See more »

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Lux Film, R.D.L. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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