The Count of Saint Elmo

The Count of Saint Elmo (Italian: Il Conte di Sant'Elmo) is a 1950 historical adventure film directed by Guido Brignone and starring Massimo Serato, Anna Maria Ferrero and Tino Buazzelli.[1]

The Count of Saint Elmo
Directed byGuido Brignone
Produced byMario Bisi
Leopoldo Imperiali
Alberto Giacalone
Ignazio Luceri
Written by
Music byArmando Fragna
CinematographyAugusto Tiezzi
Edited byJolanda Benvenuti
Distributed byItala Film
Release date
Running time
92 minutes

It was shot at the Titanus Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ottavio Scotti.


On the way to perform at the opera in Naples, a famous singer is accosted by an outlaw leader who then proceeds to let her go with robbing anything. Later she believes she recognises the man as the Count of Sant'Elmo, although he indignantly denies this. She later discovers that he is in fact the leader of band of Carbonari fighting for Italian unification, battling the local chief of police Baron Cassano.



  1. Chiti & Poppi p.103-4


  • Chiti, Roberto & Poppi, Roberto. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Dal 1945 al 1959. Gremese Editore, 1991.
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