Luisa Sanfelice (1942 film)

Luisa Sanfelice is a 1942 Italian historical drama film directed by Leo Menardi and starring Laura Solari, Massimo Serato and Osvaldo Valenti.[1] The film is an adaptation of a novel by Alexandre Dumas based on the story of Luisa Sanfelice (1764-1800) an Italian aristocrat executed in Naples by Ferdinand I for supporting a Republican attempt to overthrow him during the French Revolutionary Wars. Horatio Nelson and Lady Hamilton both feature prominently.

Luisa Sanfelice
Directed byLeo Menardi
Written byAlexandre Dumas (novel)
Franco Riganti
Vittorio Mussolini
Gherardo Gherardi
Luigi Chiarelli
Leo Menardi
StarringLaura Solari
Massimo Serato
Osvaldo Valenti
Carlo Ninchi
Music byRenzo Rossellini
CinematographyPiero Portalupi
Václav Vích
Edited byFernando Tropea
Alleanza Cinematografica Italiana
Distributed byAlleanza Cinematografica Italiana
Release date
19 September 1942
Running time
75 minutes

It was made at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. One of the film's screenwriters was Vittorio Mussolini, the son of dictator Benito Mussolini, who was heavily involved in the Italian film industry. The film's sets were designed by Virgilio Marchi.

Main cast


  1. Marrone & Puppa p.461


  • Marrone, Gaetana & Puppa, Paolo. Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies. Routledge, 2006.
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