The Betrothed (1923 film)

The Betrothed (Italian:I promessi sposi) is a 1923 Italian silent historical drama film directed by Mario Bonnard and starring Domenico Serra, Nini Dinelli and Emilia Vidali. It is an adaptation of the 1827 novel The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni.[1]

The Betrothed
-I promessi sposi-
Directed byMario Bonnard
Produced byBonnard Film
Written byAlessandro Manzoni (novel)
Mario Bonnard
StarringDomenico Serra
Nini Dinelli
Emilia Vidali
Raimondo Van Riel
CinematographyGiuseppe Paolo Vitrotti
Production
company
Distributed byBonnard Film
Release date
1923
Running time
140 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageSilent
Italian intertitles

Plot

Lake Como: Renzo and Lucia are two farmers who are in love. But the cruel and despotic Don Rodrigo impairs their marriage because he is secretly in love with Lucia. The two have to flee from their Lombard village, and shelter by different routes: Renzo goes to Milan and Lucia in a convent in Monza. Even the plague of 1600 contributes to the prolongation of the separation of the two lovers, who eventually find themselves in a hospital in Milan.

Cast

References

  1. Buonanno p.46

Bibliography

  • Buonanno, Milly. Italian TV Drama and Beyond: Stories from the Soil, Stories from the Sea. Intellect Books, 2012.
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