Italian film directed by Ferdinando Maria Poggioli.
Directed by Ferdinando Maria Poggioli.
A mob boss seeks refuge from the police at the home of an ordinary family.
A movie actress gets arrested and has a hard time finding sleep at the police station. Then her director appears and saves her.
A university student falls in love with a seamstress. But one day he meets a beautiful woman and things become complicated.
Paris in the 1830's, Rodolphe and his three friends Marcel, Colline and Shaunard struggle to survive and love...
Chance brings four men together at a coffee table during a poker game. The entrance of a woman brings back memories to all of them.
La compagnia della teppa
Hanno rapito un uomo
Fiat voluntas dei
Inspired to the real story of the Carabiniere Salvo D'Acquisto. We see how, to save 22 hostages from dead sentence by Nazi, he decided to sacrifice himself.
Venice Film Festical 1940
Le due madri
Angelo has been drafted into the Italian Army in World War II. He does not like people shooting at him, so he tries all sorts of tricks to avoid being caught up in the action. However, events always seem to lead him back to the fighting.
Pazza di gioia
Set during the Spanish civil war, the story of a commander of a fort Alcazar in Toledo, faithful to general Franco.
A host of college girls take different life paths in the Italy of the 1930s.
A school teacher falls in love with one of his female colleague, who teaches gymnastics. She returns his love, but this discovered by his students who try and sabotage their relationship.
Napoli d'altri tempi
His 1933 debut, following some years as a journalist and then script boy, was Treno popolare, an early sound lark about several Roman petit bourgeois on a day trip to the country that was influenced by the German proto-neorealist silent picture People on Sunday (1930). Produced at the height of the fascist era, Treno popolare was nonetheless free of propaganda, and featured the first film score by the legendary composer Nino Rota.
The story is the harried attempt of a Sicilian partisan, as part of the risorgimento, to reach Garibaldi's headquarters in Northern Italy, and to petition the revered revolutionary to rescue part of his besieged land. Along the way, the peasant hero encounters many colorful Italians, differing in class and age, and holding political opinions of every type. There is a key train scene, and the film ends on the battlefield, Italian unification a success, despite brutal losses.
Venice Film Festival 1936
Re di danari
Directed by Marcel Cravenne.
Bruno, a chauffeur having some problem in keeping a job, meets one morning Mariuccia, a taxi driver’s daughter working as a perfumery’s shop assistant, and trying to impress her, pretending to be rich, uses his employer’s car to took her on a trip to the lakes, but things don’t work as planned and to conquer Mariuccia’s hearth won’t be so easy…
The story of Italian cinema under Fascism, a sophisticated film industry built around the founding of the Cinecittà studios and the successful birth of a domestic star system, populated by very peculiar artists among whom stood out several beautiful, magnetic, special actresses; a dark story of war, drugs, sex, censorship and tragedy.