Pietro Fosco [Giovanni Pastrone], Romano Luigi Borgnetto

Scen.: Oreste Mentasti; F.: Giovanni Tomatis; Scgf.: Luigi Borgogno; Co.: Zamperoni; Int.: Sig.Ra Davesnes (Elena), Giulio Vinà, Giovanni Casaleggio; Prod.: Itala-Film < 35mm [Estratto]. L.: 600 M. D.: 33′ A 16 F/S. Col. 

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

In La caduta di Troia (…) directed by Giovanni Pastrone and Romano Luigi Borgnetto, Ghione appears in a crucial scene: he is the first Acaian to descend from the belly of the fatal horse, and to incite his companions to set fire to the enemy city. In a few frames, we can distinguish the haggard face of the actor who, before going out of frame, presents himself to the camera. This may be the last film made by Ghione in Turin. His fleeting appearance in this film, which is important for the history of cinema because in it are the seeds of Cabiria, is at least a curiosity: in fact, it makes an ideal union with the first film in which Ghione appeared on his arrival in the capital, in similar epic genre, Enrico Guazzoni’s La Gerusalem­me liberata.

Denis Lotti

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Print restored at l'Immagine Ritrovata in 2005 from positive nitrates held by Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, Nederlands Filmmuseum, Fondazione Cineteca italiana and Archive Film Agency