Giallo (1933 film)

Giallo is a 1933 Italian comedy thriller film directed by Mario Camerini and starring Assia Noris, Sandro Ruffini and Elio Steiner.[1] It is based on the 1928 play The Man Who Changed His Name by Edgar Wallace in which a young wife begins to fear that her husband may in fact be an escaped murderer.

Directed byMario Camerini
Produced byBaldassarre Negroni
Written byMario Soldati
Based onThe Man Who Changed His Name by Edgar Wallace
StarringAssia Noris
Sandro Ruffini
Elio Steiner
Music byGuido Albanese
CinematographyMassimo Terzano
Edited byMario Camerini
Distributed bySocieta Anonima Stefano Pittaluga
Release date
Running time
69 minutes

It was made to capitalise on the growing popularity in Italy of Giallo, mystery and thriller fiction notable for their yellow covers and melodramatic plots often written by Anglo-American writers. It is also considered an early precursor of the successful Italian Giallo film genre, which boomed after the Second World War.[2]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Gastone Medin. It was shot at the Cines Studios in Rome.


  • Assia Noris as Henriette
  • Sandro Ruffini as Giorgio - suo marito
  • Elio Steiner as Il conte Amati
  • Giulio Gemmò as Carlo - l'avvocato
  • Carlo Ranieri as Il vecchio professore
  • Aronne Limardi as Il guardacaccia
  • Carlo Lombardi as Alessio - attore
  • Vanda Barbini as L'attrice
  • Luigi Erminio D'Olivo as Invitato alla festa


  1. Moliterno p.150
  2. Moliterno p.150


  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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