The Countess of Parma
The Countess of Parma (Italian: La contessa di Parma) is a 1936 Italian comedy film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Elisa Cegani, Antonio Centa and María Denis. Marcella, a mannequin working in a fashion store in Turin, falls in love with an Italian International football player whose aunt has just acquired the store intending to replace its reliance on French fashions with Italian designs.
|The Countess of Parma|
|Directed by||Alessandro Blasetti|
|Written by||Alessandro Blasetti |
Aldo De Benedetti
|Starring||Elisa Cegani |
|Music by||Amedeo Escobar |
|Cinematography||Otello Martelli |
|Edited by||Ignazio Ferronetti |
Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane
|Distributed by||Artisti Associati|
Blasetti later described it as his only "white telephone" film.
- Elisa Cegani as Marcella
- Antonio Centa as Gino Vanni
- María Denis as Adriana
- Umberto Melnati as Carrani
- Osvaldo Valenti as Duca di Fadda
- Nunzio Filogamo as Conte di Sebasta
- Ugo Ceseri as Marco
- Pina Gallini as Marta Rossi
- Marichetta Stoppa as Una Guardarobiera
- Giannina Chiantoni as La sarta della casa di mode
- Mario Lembo as Il tassista
- Pina Valli as Un'indossatrice
- Mirica Albis as Un'altra indossatrice
- Paulicelli p.92-93
- Moliterno p.41
- Liehm, Mira. Passion and Defiance: Film in Italy from 1942 to the Present. University of California Press, 1984.
- Moliterno, Gino. Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2008.
- Paulicelli, Eugenia. Fashion Under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt. Berg, 2004.