Seconda B is a 1934 Italian comedy film directed by Goffredo Alessandrini and starring Sergio Tofano, Dina Perbellini and María Denis. 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. The title itself refers to a school class. The film is set in the early 1910s.
|Directed by||Goffredo Alessandrini|
|Written by||Umberto Barbaro |
|Starring||Sergio Tofano |
|Music by||Antonio Antonini|
|Edited by||Giorgio Simonelli|
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.
- Sergio Tofano as Professore Monti
- Dina Perbellini as Professorina Vanni
- María Denis as Marta Renzi
- Ugo Ceseri as L'onorevole Renzi
- Cesare Zoppetti as Il preside
- Umberto Sacripante as Il bidello
- Mercedes Brignone as Un'invitata alla festa dei Renzi
- Gino Viotti as Un insegnante
- Alfredo Martinelli as Un altro insegnante
- Vinicio Sofia as Il segretario di Renzi
- Liselotte Smith as Una compagna di scuola di Marta
- Dora Baldanello as Petronilla
- Amina Pirani Maggi as Signora Renzi
- Zoe Incrocci as L'allieva Fumasoni
- Elena Tryan-Parisini as L'insegnante di francese
- Lina Bacci as L'insegnante Zucchi
- Celeste Aída as Signora Cesira
- Albino Principe as Un invitato al festo
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- Moliterno p.4
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