Leopoldo Carlucci

R.: Leopoldo Carlucci. S.: da una novella araba. F.: Arnaldo Ricotti. In.: Elena Makowska, Luigi Cimara, Achille Majeroni, Luigi Duse. L.: 2000 m. D.: 100’ a 18 f/s.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

“Corona was a a film production company founded in Turin by Umberto Corona, its owner, who had decided to expand its activity, which up till then had been confined to film distribution in North-West Italy. Out of the 26 films produced between 1914 and 1918, for the most part adventure, small-time features, interpreted by second-rate actors, only one was known to us, Filibus, an odd and funny forerunner of science-fiction movies, with an elegant adventures, actress Cristina Ruspoli, who jumps up and down a mysterious spaceship parked on the clouds to carry out the most absurd pranks and mischief. Today another film has emerged, Caino, from Amsterdam Archives, the last production of this short-lived company from Turin, made at the end of 1917 in co-operation with Leopoldo Carlucci, co-producer and director of the film. Just two words about the actors in Caino; besides the beautiful but rather stiff Elena Makowska and a very young Gigetto Cimara, in the role of the good brother, Abel in this story, we can recognise a glory of Italian theatre, Achille Majeroni, known today more for the role of the old third-rate player making advances to Leopoldo Trieste in I vitelloni, or Marina Vlady’s bigot aunt in Ape Regina

Vittorio Martinelli

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