Dora Nelson (1939 film)

Dora Nelson is a 1939 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Soldati and starring Assia Noris, Carlo Ninchi and Luigi Cimara. It is a remake of the 1935 French film of the same title, which was based on a play by Louis Verneuil. The film was shot at Cinecittà in Rome, with several real employees of the studio appearing as themselves.[1]

Dora Nelson
Directed byMario Soldati
Written byLouis Verneuil (play)
Luigi Zampa
Mario Soldati
StarringAssia Noris
Carlo Ninchi
Luigi Cimara
Nino Crisman
Music byFelice Montagnini
CinematographyAnchise Brizzi
Edited byGiovanna Del Bosco
Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane
Distributed byIndustrie Cinematografiche Italiane
Release date
Running time
78 minutes


A headstrong diva abandons the set of her latest film, and heads of to Cannes. A working class girl who strongly resembles the star takes her place so that the film can be finished.

Partial cast


  1. Gundle p.63


  • Gundle, Stephen. Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013.
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