Legend of Love

Legend of Love (Italian: Paolo e Francesca, also known as Paolo and Francesca) is a 1950 Italian historical melodrama film directed by Raffaello Matarazzo and starring Odile Versois and Armando Francioli. It is loosely based on real life events of Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Polenta.[1][2]

Legend of Love
Directed byRaffaello Matarazzo
Produced byGiuseppe Bordoni
Written by
  • Vittorio Calvino
  • Raffaello Matarazzo
  • Guglielmo Petroni
Music byAlessandro Cicognini
CinematographyMario Montuori
Edited byMario Serandrei
Release date
  • 1950 (1950)




  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia (1991). Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. Paolo Mereghetti (2010). Il Mereghetti – Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore. ISBN 8860736269.
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