The Opium Den

The Opium Den (Italian: Fumeria d'oppio) is a 1947 Italian crime film directed by Raffaello Matarazzo and starring Emilio Ghione Jr., Mariella Lotti and Emilio Cigoli. It was an unsuccessful attempt to revive the Za La Mort character, who had been a popular figure during the silent era.[1] Ghione jr. was the son of the actor Emilio Ghione who had originally played the role.

The Opium Den
Directed byRaffaello Matarazzo
Produced byLuciano Doria
Written byMario Monicelli
Tullio Pinelli
Ettore Maria Margadonna
Raffaello Matarazzo
StarringEmilio Ghione Jr.
Mariella Lotti
Emilio Cigoli
Paolo Stoppa
Music byEzio Carabella
CinematographyAlberto Fusi
Edited byVanda Tuzzi
Metropa Film
Distributed byIndipendenti Regionali
Release date
5 September 1947
Running time
91 minutes



  1. Moliterno p.208


  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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