The Last Dance (1941 film)

The Last Dance (Italian: L'ultimo ballo) is a 1941 Italian comedy film directed by Camillo Mastrocinque and starring Elsa Merlini, Amedeo Nazzari and Renato Cialente. It is considered to be in the tradition of White Telephone films, popular during the Fascist era.[1] It is based on a play by the Hungarian writer Ferenc Herczeg and features Merlini in a dual role as mother and daughter.

The Last Dance
Directed byCamillo Mastrocinque
Produced byRaffaele Colamonici
Written byFerenc Herczeg (play)
Sergio Amidei
Giacomo De Benedetti
StarringElsa Merlini
Amedeo Nazzari
Renato Cialente
Music byEzio Carabella
Franco Casavola
CinematographyArturo Gallea
Edited byGino Talamo
Juventus Film
Distributed byENIC
Release date
5 December 1941
Running time
90 minutes

It was shot at Cinecittà Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Alfredo Montori.



  1. Moliterno p.10


  • Moliterno, Gino. Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2008.
  • Piero Pruzzo & Enrico Lancia. Amedeo Nazzari. Gremese Editore, 1983.
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