Golden Madonna

Golden Madonna is a 1949 Italian/British drama film directed by Luigi Carpentieri[1] and Ladislao Vajda and starring Phyllis Calvert, Tullio Carminati and Michael Rennie.[2][3] It was considered a lost film and was on the BFI 75 Most Wanted list, until a copy was loaned to the British Film Institute by Cohen Media.[4][5] Filmed on location, a group of original negatives and contact prints[6] taken by Francis Goodman are in the possession of London's National Portrait Gallery.

Golden Madonna
Italian theatrical poster
Directed byLuigi Carpentieri/Ladislao Vajda
Produced bySaverio D'Amico (Rome)
John Stafford (London)
Written byadaptation:
Dudley Leslie
& Aimée Stuart
Screenplay byÁkos Tolnay
Story byDorothy Hope
StarringPhyllis Calvert
Tullio Carminati
Michael Rennie
Music byFernando Ludovico Lunghi
CinematographyAnchise Brizzi
Otello Martelli
Edited byCarmen Belaieff
Independent Film Producers
Release date
  • 1949 (1949) (Italy)
  • April 1949 (1949-04) (UK)
  • 15 September 1949 (1949-09-15) (US)
Running time
88 minutes
United Kingdom


A young British woman who owns a villa in Italy offends the village she lives in by throwing away a sacred painting that they consider lucky and protector of the community. To redeem herself she goes out in search to try to recover it.



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