The Fornaretto of Venice

The Fornaretto of Venice (Italian: Il fornaretto di Venezia) is a 1939 Italian historical drama film directed by Duilio Coletti and starring Roberto Villa, Elsa De Giorgi and Clara Calamai.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1846 play of the same title by Francesco Dall'Ongaro, which has been adapted into films on several occasions. It was made at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome.

The Fornaretto of Venice
Directed byDuilio Coletti
Produced byVittorio Vassarotti
Written byFrancesco Dall'Ongaro (play)
Luciano Doria
Tomaso Smith
Duilio Coletti
StarringRoberto Villa
Elsa De Giorgi
Clara Calamai
Osvaldo Valenti
Music byPiero Giorgi
CinematographyJan Stallich
Edited byMaria Rosada
Vi-Va Film
Distributed byArtisti Associati
Release date
23 October 1939
Running time
73 minutes



  1. Forgacs & Gundle p.162


  • Forgacs, David & Gundle, Stephen. Mass Culture and Italian Society from Fascism to the Cold War. Indiana University Press, 2007.
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