The Courier of the King

The Courier of the King (Italian: Il corriere del re) is a 1947 Italian historical film directed by Gennaro Righelli and starring Rossano Brazzi, Irasema Dilián and Valentina Cortese.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1830 novel The Red and the Black by Stendhal. It was the final film of the veteran director Righelli, who had previously directed a silent version of the story in 1928.

The Courier of the King
Directed byGennaro Righelli
Written byStendhal (novel)
Ignazio Nicolai
Mario Monicelli
Ernesto Guida
Gennaro Righelli
StarringRossano Brazzi
Irasema Dilián
Valentina Cortese
Carlo Ninchi
Music byGiuseppe Becce
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Edited byGennaro Righelli
Domus Film
Distributed byFincine
Release date
4 December 1947
Running time
98 minutes



  1. Moliterno p.208


  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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