The Innkeeper

The Innkeeper (Italian: La locandiera also known as Mirandolina) is a 1944 Italian historical comedy film directed by Luigi Chiarini and starring Luisa Ferida, Armando Falconi and Osvaldo Valenti.[1] The film is an adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's 1753 play The Mistress of the Inn, one of a number of times the work has been turned into films.

The Innkeeper
Luisa Ferida and Mario Pisu
Directed byLuigi Chiarini
Written byCarlo Goldoni (play)
Umberto Barbaro
Francesco Pasinetti
Luigi Chiarini
StarringLuisa Ferida
Armando Falconi
Osvaldo Valenti
Camillo Pilotto
Music byAchille Longo
CinematographyCarlo Nebiolo
Edited byMaria Rosada
Distributed byENIC
Release date
23 December 1944
Running time
71 minutes


The film was originally shot in Rome. During the last stages of completion, Mussolini was overthrown. The final editing was done in Venice, the film capital of the Italian Social Republic, but without the presence of Chiarini. Two of its stars Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti were later executed by Italian Partisans for collaboration with the Fascist leadership.



  1. Reich & Garafalo p.28


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  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
  • Reich, Jacqueline & Garofalo, Piero. Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1943. Indiana University Press, 2002.

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