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Anthony of Padua ()

Antonio di Padova (original title)
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Fernando, a boy growing up in 1920's Italy, is inspired by reading a biography of Saint Anthony of Padua (after whom the city of San Antonio, Texas is named.) The wife of a young Roman... See more »

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Aldo Fiorelli ...
Fernando - poi Antonio di Padova
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Anita - madre di Ferdinando
Carlo Giustini ...
Padre di Ferdinando
Alberto Pomerani ...
Il piccolo Fernando
Manoel Roero ...
Conte Vincenzo
Luigi Pavese ...
Don Luigi
Ugo Sasso ...
Il contadino
Lola Braccini ...
Sua madre
Nino Pavese ...
Achille Sartori
Piero Pastore ...
Giano (as Pietro Pastore)
Mario Ferrari ...
Il giudice Don Alicante
Anna Di Lorenzo ...
Isabella
Dianora Veiga ...
La lussuriosa
Cesare Fantoni ...
Sultano
Guido Notari ...
Avvocato difensore
Valerio Tordi ...
Don Alvaro
Riccardo Mangano ...
Don Diego
Carlo Duse ...
Capitano delle guardie di Ezzelina
Vittorio Cramer ...
Avvocato accusatore
Antonio Crast ...
Il buffone di Ezzelino
Nino Capriccioli ...
Frate Bernardo
Armando Guarnieri ...
Il sicario di Ezzelino
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Un cavaliere
Paola Dalgas ...
Moglie del contadino
Giovanni Onorato ...
Altro avvocato difensore
Leopoldo Marchionni
William Murray
Raffaele Saitto
Felice Minotti
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Ezzelino Da Romano

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Pietro Francisci

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Raul De Sarro ... ()
 
Fiorenzo Fiorentini ... ()
 
Pietro Francisci ... ()
 
Giorgio Graziosi ... ()

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Mario Francisci ... producer

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Carlo Innocenzi

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Mario Bava

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Flavio Mogherini

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Fernando, a boy growing up in 1920's Italy, is inspired by reading a biography of Saint Anthony of Padua (after whom the city of San Antonio, Texas is named.) The wife of a young Roman painter who disappeared at the end of WWI goes to church with her son Fernando to pray to Saint Anthony for his return. After some time, the painter actually does return. Due to a head wound, he had lost his memory and recovered it on the same day his wife had invoked St. Anthony. The family visits St. Anthony's Basilica and purchases a book dedicated to Saint Anthony. The reading recalls the scenes and images in the life of the saint. The story is told entirely in flashbacks, as the adult Fernando recalls scenes from his childhood and, in turn, scenes from the life of the Saint.

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Also Known As
  • Anthony of Padua (United States)
  • Antonio de Padua (Spain)
  • A Vida de Santo António (Portugal)
  • Antonius von Padua (West Germany)
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  • 81 min
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