Goodbye Youth (1940 film)

Goodbye Youth (Italian: Addio, giovinezza!) is a 1940 Italian drama film directed by Ferdinando Maria Poggioli and starring María Denis, Adriano Rimoldi and Clara Calamai. The film was adapted from the 1911 play of the same name by Nino Oxilia and Sandro Camasio, which had been adapted into films on three previous occasions. The film was a breakthrough role for Calamai who emerged as a leading star of Italian cinema during the 1940s.[1] It was made at the Cinecittà studios in Rome and the Fert Studios in Turin.

Goodbye Youth
Directed byFerdinando Maria Poggioli
Written byNino Oxilia (play)
Sandro Camasio (play)
Giacomo De Benedetti
Salvatore Gotta
Ferdinando Maria Poggioli
StarringMaría Denis
Adriano Rimoldi
Clara Calamai
Carlo Campanini
Music byGiuseppe Blanc
Enzo Masetti
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Edited byFerdinando Maria Poggioli
Distributed byICI
Release date
24 December 1940
Running time
94 minutes


The film is set in Turin at the beginning of the twentieth century, where a student (Rimoldi) begins a romance with a seamstress Dorina (Denis). However, he is lured away by a sophisticated older woman (Calamai) to Dorina's distress.


See also


  1. Moliterno p.58


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