Emilio Ghione

Alt.: Oberdan (Martire Triestino); Sog., Scen.: Santisavarino; F.: Antonio Cufaro; Int.: Alberto Collo (Guglielmo Oberdan), Emilio Ghione (Governatore Di Trieste), Vittorina Moneta (Maria), Ida Carlonitalli (Madre Dioberdan); Prod.: Tiber Film 35mm. L. Or.: 1600 M. L.: 1300 M. D.: 71′ A 16 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

The story of the martyr of Trieste is brought to the screen by Ghione without indulging in romantics: this rejection of any facile saccharine and pathetic means, going direct to a meticulous narration of the facts, was praised in the contemporary reviews, which expressed themselves very positively on the screenplay from the writer Santi Savarino. Ghione gave himself a thankless role, that of the odious governor of Trieste which he renders, again in the uninimous judgement of the critics, with perfect coherence. To the title Oberdan is often added subtitles such as Grido di patria [Cry of the Homeland], Il martire di Trieste [The Martyr of Trieste], Il martire della forca imperiale [The Martyr of the Imperial Gallows].

Vittorio Martinelli

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carried out at L'immagine Ritrovata laboratory from a nitrate negative completed with segments from safety positive; the prints are preserved by Fondazione Cineteca Italiana