The White Sheik ()

Lo sceicco bianco (original title)
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During a day in their honeymoon, a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces.


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Fernando Rivoli - lo sceicco bianco
Brunella Bovo ...
Wanda Giardino Cavalli
Ivan Cavalli
Cabiria - La prostituta
Ernesto Almirante ...
Dottore Fortuna - il regista del fotoromanzo
Lilia Landi ...
Felga - La zingara del fotoromanzo
Fanny Marchiò ...
Marilena Alba Vellardi
Gina Mascetti ...
Aida Rivoli - La moglie di Fernando
Jole Silvani ...
Collega di Cabiria
Enzo Maggio ...
Anna Primula
Mimo Billi ...
Man on the beach
Armando Libianchi
Ugo Attanasio ...
Uncle of Ivan
Giulio Moreschi ...
Portiere d'albergo
Elettra Zago
Piero Antonucci
Aroldino the Comedian ...
Cugino Aroldino (as Aroldino)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Acqua ...
Commissario (uncredited)
Lalla Ambraziejus ...
Silvia De Vietri ...
Rino Leandri ...
Guglielmo Leoncini ...
Tassista (uncredited)
Ettore Maria Margadonna ...
Extra (uncredited)
Carlo Mazzoni ...
Lo scrittore di fotoromanzi (uncredited)
Giorgio Salvioni ...
Dottore (uncredited)

Directed by

Federico Fellini

Written by

Michelangelo Antonioni ... (story) &
Federico Fellini ... (story) &
Tullio Pinelli ... (story)
Federico Fellini ... (screenplay) &
Tullio Pinelli ... (screenplay) &
Ennio Flaiano ... (collaborator on screenplay)

Produced by

Luigi Rovere ... producer

Music by

Nino Rota

Cinematography by

Arturo Gallea
Leonida Barboni ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

Rolando Benedetti

Art Direction by

Raffaello Tolfo

Makeup Department

Franco Titi ... makeup artist

Production Management

Eliseo Boschi ... production team
Antonio Greco ... production supervisor
Enzo Provenzale ... production manager
Vincenzo Taito ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Stefano Ubezio ... assistant director

Sound Department

Armando Grilli ... sound
Walfrido Traversari ... sound (as Walfredo Traversari)

Camera and Electrical Department

Antonio Belviso ... camera operator
Osvaldo Civirani ... still photographer

Music Department

Fernando Previtali ... conductor

Other crew

Renato Panetuzzi ... production secretary
Moraldo Rossi ... script supervisor
Gianfranco Bellini ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Marina Dolfin ... voice dubbing: Jole Silvani (uncredited)
Franca Dominici ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Checco Durante ... voice dubbing: Giulio Moreschi (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo ... voice dubbing: Ernesto Almirante (uncredited)
Tina Lattanzi ... voice dubbing: Fanny Marchiò (uncredited)
Rina Morelli ... voice dubbing: Brunella Bovo (uncredited)
Andreina Pagnani ... voice dubbing: Lilia Landi (uncredited)
Bruno Persa ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Cesare Polacco ... voice dubbing: Giorgio Salvioni (uncredited)
Giuseppe Rinaldi ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Carlo Romano ... voice dubbing: Leopoldo Trieste (uncredited)
Aldo Silvani ... voice dubbing: Antonio Acqua (uncredited)
Massimo Turci ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Renato Turi ... voice dubbing: Guglielmo Leoncini (uncredited)
Gaetano Verna ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Moments after the newlywed couple of the fastidious office employee Ivan and his young and pure wife Wanda arrive at a hotel in Rome for their honeymoon and a formal meeting with Ivan's uncle, the bride decides to sneak out of the room and leave unnoticed. Wanda, obsessed with the masculine "White Sheik", her idol and hero of her favourite romantic photonovel, and tempted by his fiery invitation, she decides to actually meet him in person just to show him a painting she made. Without a doubt, 20-year-old Wanda risks a lot, however, she needs to see him in all of his glory. Instead, she will reluctantly join the cast of the photonovel, she will even get a small part too, she will be seduced by the arrogant protagonist and ultimately, confused and disappointed, she will inevitably realise that she is all alone and so far away from Rome and her husband. Perplexed by Wanda's strange disappearance and unable to disclose the news to his family, Ivan will seek her in the streets of Rome during the night, counting backwards until their 11 o'clock appointment with the uncle and the Pope in the Vatican. What will the new day bring for the newlyweds? Written by Nick Riganas

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Also Known As
  • The White Sheik (World-wide, English title)
  • The White Sheik (United States)
  • Courrier du coeur (France)
  • Le sheik blanc (France)
  • El jeque blanco (Spain)
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  • 86 min
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Trivia The character Cabiria from Nights of Cabiria (1957) played by Giulietta Masina appears in this film See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Stairs (1986). See more »
Quotes Marilena Alba Vellardi: Real life is the life of dreams.
Wanda Giardino Cavalli: Oh, yes. I'm always dreaming.
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