Mother Earth (film)

Mother Earth (Italian: Terra madre) is a 1931 Italian drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Leda Gloria, Sandro Salvini and Isa Pola. It was made at the Cines Studios in Rome. Along with Blasetti's other early films, it shows a strong influence of Soviet-style realism.[1] A country landowner decides to sell up and move to the city, but later has a change of heart. It was part of Fascist Italy's promotion of rural over urban values.

Mother Earth
Directed byAlessandro Blasetti
Written byGoffredo Alessandrini
Camillo Apolloni
Gian Bistolfi
Alessandro Blasetti
StarringLeda Gloria
Sandro Salvini
Isa Pola
Olga Capri
Music byFrancesco Balilla Pratella
Pietro Sassoli
CinematographyGiulio De Luca
Carlo Montuori
Edited byCarlo José Bassoli
Alessandro Blasetti
Distributed bySocieta Anonima Stefano Pittaluga
Release date
April 1931
Running time
90 minutes



  1. Reich & Garofalo p.224


  • Reich, Jacqueline & Garofalo, Piero. Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1943. Indiana University Press, 2002.
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