Sleeping Beauty (1942 film)

Sleeping Beauty (Italian: La bella addormentata) is a 1942 Italian drama film directed by Luigi Chiarini and starring Luisa Ferida, Amedeo Nazzari and Osvaldo Valenti.[1] The film was screened at the 1942 Venice Film Festival. It is based on a 1919 play by Pier Maria Rosso di San Secondo. It belongs to the movies of the calligrafismo style.

Sleeping Beauty
Directed byLuigi Chiarini
Written byPier Maria Rosso di San Secondo (play)
Umberto Barbaro
Vitaliano Brancati
Luigi Chiarini
StarringLuisa Ferida
Amedeo Nazzari
Osvaldo Valenti
Teresa Franchini
Music byAchille Longo
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Edited byMaria Rosada
Distributed byENIC
Release date
6 September 1942
Running time
90 minutes



  1. Moliterno p.80


  • Brunetta, Gian Piero. The History of Italian Cinema: A Guide to Italian Film from Its Origins to the Twenty-first Century. Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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