Red Roses (film)

Red Roses (Italian: Rose scarlatte) is a 1940 Italian comedy film directed by Vittorio De Sica and Giuseppe Amato. It was De Sica's first film as a director.[1] De Sica had previously appeared in a 1936 production of the stage play by Aldo De Benedetti on which it was based.[2]

Red Roses
Directed byVittorio De Sica
Giuseppe Amato
Produced byAngelo Rizzoli
Giuseppe Amato
Written byAldo De Benedetti
StarringVittorio De Sica
CinematographyTamás Keményffy
Edited byMaria Rosada
Release date
  • 16 April 1940 (1940-04-16)
Running time
65 minutes


When Renée Saint-Cyr as Maria Verani, gets a delivery of a bunch of scarlet roses, it starts a series of events between the adulterers but the focus is on the spouses themselves. The husband Vittorio De Sica as Alberto Verani, test to see if she will betray him, but repents of his actions and goes back to her.



  1. "Tribute to Vittorio De Sica". Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  2. Cardullo p.117


  • Cardullo, Bert. Vittorio De Sica: Actor, Director, Auteur. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.
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