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L'angelo bianco (1955)

Guido Carani, an engineer of noble descent, has just lost his son born to him by a chorus dancer, who, desperate, has become a nun. After a while he also loses his wife and daughter in a ... See full summary »

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Raffaello Matarazzo (story and screenplay), Giovanna Soria (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amedeo Nazzari ... L'ingegnere Guido Canali
Yvonne Sanson ... Sister Addolorata / Lina Mercolin
Enrica Dyrell Enrica Dyrell ... Elena Canali (as Enrica Direll)
Alberto Farnese Alberto Farnese ... Poldo
Flora Lillo Flora Lillo ... Flora
Philippe Hersent Philippe Hersent ... Mario La Torre
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi ... L'avvocato Rossi
Virgilio Riento Virgilio Riento ... Il dottor Marini
Emilio Cigoli Emilio Cigoli ... Il direttore della prigione
Olga Solbelli Olga Solbelli ... La madre superiora
Ignazio Balsamo Ignazio Balsamo ... Un poliziotto
Franca Parisi ... Una soubrette
Oscar Andriani Oscar Andriani ... Un avvocato
Rina Franchetti Rina Franchetti ... Una detenuta
Silvana Jachino Silvana Jachino ... La detenuta bionda
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Guido Carani, an engineer of noble descent, has just lost his son born to him by a chorus dancer, who, desperate, has become a nun. After a while he also loses his wife and daughter in a boating accident. Poor Guido is in despair, but soon he meets Lina, a woman who is a dead ringer for Luisa. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 April 1955 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Angel See more »

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Titanus,Labor Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Question regarding the white angel and nobody's children
9 March 2016 | by jlnick1957See all my reviews

I noticed that the lead actors in both movies have the same name. Is that intentional or an error ? I enjoyed both movies by Matarazzo immensely and both send strong messages that show a solid moral sense of dignity. The feeling of Italy in the era and how people really were is truly captured. As in many Italian movies of the era, you get the feeling that the actors are truly the characters that they are portraying. The director, Matarazzo is truly amazing and I am shocked that he is not mentioned with the greats of the Italian new era. Both movies should be seen back to back to get the true flavor and meaning of Matarazzo's writing and meaning of his work. Having seen the lead characters in many other great movies of the time, it shows the true power of Italian movie-making that is missing in American movies.


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