The Former Mattia Pascal

The Former Mattia Pascal (Italian: Il fu Mattia Pascal) is a 1937 Italian drama film directed by Pierre Chenal and starring Pierre Blanchar, Isa Miranda and Irma Gramatica.[1] It is based on the 1904 novel Il fu Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello. The film was shot at the Cines Studios in Rome. A separate French-language version was also made, under the title The Man from Nowhere.

The Former Mattia Pascal
Directed byPierre Chenal
Written byPierre Chenal
Luigi Pirandello (story)
Armand Salacrou
Christian Stengel
StarringPierre Blanchar
Isa Miranda
Irma Gramatica
Music byLuigi Ferrari Trecate
Jacques Ibert
CinematographyFrancesco Izzarelli
Ala Film
Colosseum Film
Distributed byColosseum Film
Release date
8 April 1937
Running time
93 minutes

The film's art direction was by Guido Fiorini.



  1. Landy p.155


  • Landy, Marcia. Fascism in Film: The Italian Commercial Cinema, 1931-1943. Princeton University Press, 2014.
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