Madame Butterfly (1954 film)

Madame Butterfly (Italian: Madama Butterfly) is a 1954 musical film directed by Carmine Gallone and starring Kaoru Yachigusa, Nicola Filacuridi and Michiko Tanaka.[3] It is based on David Belasco's stage adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's opera, Madama Butterfly.

Madame Butterfly
Directed byCarmine Gallone
Screenplay by
  • Carmine Gallone
  • Iwao Mori[1]
Based onMadame Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini
Music byGiacomo Puccini[1]
CinematographyClaude Renoir [1]
Edited byNiccolò Lazzari[1]
Distributed byToho (Japan)
Release date
  • 1954 (1954) (Italy)
  • 1955 June 3 (3-06-1955) (Japan)
Running time
81 minutes[2]

Partial cast


Madame Butterfly was shot at Cinecitta Studios in Rome between October and December of 1954.[1]


Madame Butterfly was distributed theatrically in Japan on 3 June 1955.[1] Tit was released in the United States as Madame Butterfly by I.F.E. in Italian with English subtitles on 23 April 1956.[1] It was reissued in 1970 by Cinemation Industries.[1]


  1. Galbraith IV 2008, p. 111.
  2. Galbraith IV 2008, p. 108.
  3. Goble p. 291


  • Galbraith IV, Stuart (2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography . Scarecrow Press. ISBN 1461673747.


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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