The Dance of Time

The Dance of Time or more literally The Dance of the Clock Hands (Italian: La danza delle lancette) is a 1936 Italian sports comedy film directed by Mario Baffico and starring Marcello Spada, Ugo Ceseri and Luigi Almirante. It was one of only three films which the leading lady Barbara Monis appeared in.[1]

The Dance of Time
Directed byMario Baffico
Written byEmilio De Martino (novel)
Ivo Perilli
Cesare Zavattini
StarringMarcello Spada
Ugo Ceseri
Luigi Almirante
Music byMario Mariotti
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Edited byIgnazio Ferronetti
B.M. Società Cinematografica
Distributed byConsorzio Italiano Film
Release date
December 1936
Running time
80 minutes

It was shot at the Cines Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Giorgio Pinzauti.


A young nobleman takes up motor racing despite the disapproval of his father. After a number of obstacles are overcome, he eventually triumphs at the Tripoli Grand Prix in Italian Libya. In the process he has met the girl of his dreams.



  1. Lancia & Poppi p.248


  • Enrico Lancia & Roberto Poppi. Le attrici: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2003.
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