|Directed by||Leo Menardi|
|Written by||Alexandre Dumas (novel) |
|Starring||Laura Solari |
|Music by||Renzo Rossellini|
|Cinematography||Piero Portalupi |
|Edited by||Fernando Tropea|
Alleanza Cinematografica Italiana
|Distributed by||Alleanza Cinematografica Italiana|
|19 September 1942|
Luisa Sanfelice is a 1942 Italian historical drama film directed by Leo Menardi and starring Laura Solari, Massimo Serato and Osvaldo Valenti. The film is an adaptation of a novel by Alexandre Dumas based on the story of Luisa Sanfelice (1764-1800) an Italian aristocrat executed in Naples by Ferdinand I for supporting a Republican attempt to overthrow him during the French Revolutionary Wars. Horatio Nelson and Lady Hamilton both feature prominently.
It was made at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. One of the film's screenwriters was Vittorio Mussolini, the son of dictator Benito Mussolini, who was heavily involved in the Italian film industry. The film's sets were designed by Virgilio Marchi.
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