Lost in the Dark (1947 film)

Lost in the Dark (Italian: Sperduti nel buio) is a 1947 Italian melodrama film directed by Camillo Mastrocinque. It was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film was based on a 1901 play of the same title by Roberto Bracco which had earlier been made into a 1914 silent film.[2] The film's sets were designed by the futurist architect Virgilio Marchi.

Lost in the Dark
Film poster
Directed byCamillo Mastrocinque
Produced byFortunato Misiano
Written byGiovanni Bracco
Vittorio De Sica
Camillo Mastrocinque
Fulvio Palmieri
Aldo Vergano
Cesare Zavattini
StarringVittorio De Sica
Music byEzio Carabella
CinematographyRenato Del Frate
Edited byGino Talamo
Romana Film
Distributed byVariety Film
Release date
  • September 1947 (1947-09)
Running time
105 minutes



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Lost in the Dark". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. Mancini p.13


  • Mancini, Elaine. Struggles of the Italian film industry during fascism, 1930-1935. UMI Research Press, 1985.

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