Dante E Beatrice

Mario Caserini

F.: Giovanni Vitrotti; Int.: Oreste Grandi (Dante Alighieri), Fernanda Negri-Pouget, Enrico Vidali, Cesare Gani Carini, Vitale De Stefano; Prod.: S.A. Ambrosio; 35mm. L.: 902 M. D.: 50′ A 16 F/S. Tinted.

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

“If the title has everything to interest us, the subject which Mr Ambrosio seeks to have reproduced in cinematography deserves no praise, and even, I would almost say, blame (…) But it seems impossible that a film so important (or at least it should be) is lacking in certain essential images. (…) As mise- en-scène, there are marvellous pictures, done with irreproachable good taste; as for the acting: praise for Oreste Grande who plays the part of the Father, with that art which distinguishes him, and to the excellent and beautiful actress Negri Pouget. Vitali and Carini are good. The photography is beautiful”.

Felice Metellio, “La Cine-Fono e la Rivista Fono-Cinematografica”, Naples, 10 April 1913


“The film recreates the youthful years of Dante, and his relations withe Beatrice Portinari, who, despite her love for him, marries Simone de Bardi; the start of the drafting of the Divine Come­dy, and the death of the unfaithful Beatrice in his arms”.

Aldo Bernardini, Vittorio Martinelli, Cinema muto italiano 1913, Bianco &nero, ERI, Roma, 1994



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