Seconda B

Seconda B is a 1934 Italian comedy film directed by Goffredo Alessandrini and starring Sergio Tofano, Dina Perbellini and María Denis.[1] It was screened at the Venice Film Festival where it was awarded a prize. It started a trend for "schoolgirl comedies" during the Fascist era, targeted primarily at girls and young woman audiences.[2] The title itself refers to a school class.[3] The film is set in the early 1910s.

Seconda B
Directed byGoffredo Alessandrini
Written byUmberto Barbaro
Goffredo Alessandrini
StarringSergio Tofano
Dina Perbellini
María Denis
Ugo Ceseri
Music byAntonio Antonini
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Edited byGiorgio Simonelli
Distributed byCinès-Pittaluga
Release date
Running time
76 minutes


A school teacher falls in love with one of his female colleague, who teaches gymnastics. She returns his love, but this discovered by his students who try and sabotage their relationship.

Main cast


  1. Reich & Garofalo p.151-152
  2. De Grazia p.131
  3. Moliterno p.4


  • De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945. University of California Press, 1992.
  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
  • Reich, Jacqueline & Garofalo, Piero. Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1943. Indiana University Press, 2002.

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