Black Eagle (1946 film)

Black Eagle (Italian: Aquila nera) is a 1946 Italian adventure drama film directed by Riccardo Freda and starring Rossano Brazzi, Irasema Dilián and Gino Cervi. It is also known as Return of the Black Eagle. The film is based on the unfinished 1832 Russian novel Dubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin[1] (1799–1837). It was followed by a 1951 sequel Revenge of the Black Eagle, also directed by Freda.

Black Eagle
French release poster
Directed byRiccardo Freda
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
Written byAlexander Pushkin (novel)
Baccio Agnoletti
Mario Monicelli
Federico Fellini
Riccardo Freda
StarringRossano Brazzi
Irasema Dilián
Gino Cervi
Rina Morelli
Music byFranco Casavola
CinematographyGuglielmo Lombardi
Rodolfo Lombardi
Edited byOtello Colangeli
Distributed byCinematografica Distributori Indipendenti
Release date
21 September 1946
Running time
97 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Arrigo Equini.



  1. Testa p.6


  • Testa, Carlo. Italian Cinema and Modern European Literatures, 1945-2000. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.
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