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La forza del destino (1950)

The love of Don Alvaro for Leonora. He accidentally kills her father, who while dying calls upon his son for vengeance. Eventually the two meet with dramatic results.

Director:

Carmine Gallone

Writers:

Mario Corsi (screenplay), Ottavio Poggi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nelly Corradi Nelly Corradi ... Donna Leonora
Caterina Mancini Caterina Mancini ... Leonora (voice)
Gino Sinimberghi Gino Sinimberghi ... Don Alvaro
Tito Gobbi Tito Gobbi ... Don Carlos
Giulio Neri Giulio Neri ... Padre Guardiano
Vito De Taranto Vito De Taranto ... Frà Melitone
Mira Vargas Mira Vargas ... Preziosilla
Cloe Elmo Cloe Elmo ... Preziosilla (voice)
John Kitzmiller ... Lo scudiero moro
Fausto Tommei Fausto Tommei ... Il marchese di Calatrava
Giuseppe Varni Giuseppe Varni ... Il pellegrino caritatevole
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi ... Don Angelo Saavedra
Paola Dalgas Paola Dalgas ... Dana
Pina Piovani Pina Piovani ... Cameriera di Leonora
Giovanni Onorato Giovanni Onorato ... Giocatore di Carte
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The love of Don Alvaro for Leonora. He accidentally kills her father, who while dying calls upon his son for vengeance. Eventually the two meet with dramatic results.

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Drama | Musical

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 January 1950 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Force of Destiny See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Produzione Gallone See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Otto von Wächter, a World War II criminal, was an extra in this movie, one year before his death. See more »

Connections

Version of Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino (1908) See more »

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Some distractingly bad lip-synching but dramatically powerful and of the performances Gobbi dominates!
12 June 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

La Forza Del Destino is not my favourite Verdi, the drama is rather sprawling at times but I cannot deny the magnificence that is the music. And while not my favourite Forza, the 1958 and 1978 performances were superior, this is a film worth watching. The lip-synching however is off in places, so much so it is comical, and while it is well made with good sets and costumes I found the 1949 film of Il Trovatore a little more adeptly made(though the drama in this film is much more convincing I found). The orchestral playing, conducting and chorus are superb. Gino Sinimberghi is a handsome and darkly intense Alvaro, with Alvaro's vocals not large in size but well-phrased and nice on the ear. Nelly Corradi is a moving Leonora with Caterina Mancini's soprano expressive enough. There is also a sympathetic Padre Guardinio(couresy of the rich voice of Giulio Neri) and a sexy Preziosilla, but the performer who dominates is Tito Gobbi. His voice, which I have never really considered the most powerful or beautiful I've heard, has nonetheless been growing on me with some striking tone colour, and his intelligence, intensity, acting skills and musicianship as ever are just impeccable. All in all, a very well done film even with the lip-synching. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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