Int.: Gustavo Serena (Francesco II, duca di Toscana), Giovanni Pezzinga (il cardinale Ferdinando de’ Medici), Francesca Bertini (Bianca Capello); Prod.: Film d’Arte Italiana / S.A. Pathé Frères; 35mm. L.: 630. D.: 35’ a 16 f/s. Bn.

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

Il Falco Rosso sees the court conspiracies from the times of the Medicis’ domination return to the screens once again. Francesca Bertini plays the role of Bianca Capello, the favorite of a Tuscan Duke. As usual, Bertini is contended for by G. Pezzinga (the Cardinal) and G. Serena (the Duke). While the settings and the use of Pathécolor garnered much praise, the same cannot be said for the actors’ performances. “We are pleased to say that we liked the work, especially for its rich scenery and the quite beautiful and interesting photographic effects. On the other hand, we did not like the actors. Serena seemed awkward in the role of the Duke, and Bertini played the part of Bianca Capello quite listlessly” (“Cinema”, n° 29, 25.3.1912).

Alessia Navantieri

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