I Met You in Naples

I Met You in Naples (Italian: Io t'ho incontrata a Napoli) is a 1946 Italian musical melodrama film directed by Pietro Francisci and starring Anna Nievo, Leo Dale and Peppino De Filippo.[1] The film takes its name from a popular song of the same title. It is part of the neorealist trend in post-Second World War Italian films.[2]

I Met You in Naples
Directed byPietro Francisci
Written byRiccardo Morbelli
Evelina Levi
John Ford
Pietro Francisci
StarringAnna Nievo
Leo Dale
Peppino De Filippo
Claudio Gora
Music byNuccio Fiorda
CinematographyAugusto Tiezzi
Edited byPietro Francisci
Edi Film
Release date
20 April 1946
Running time
74 minutes

An American soldier and a young Italian aspiring actress meet in wartime Naples in 1944. They fall in love and eventually marry. At the end of the film she emigrates to the United States with him, hoping to be able to pursue her career there.



  1. Moliterno p.136
  2. Cardullo p.217


  • Cardullo, Bert. AndrĂ© Bazin and Italian Neorealism. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011.
  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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