The Song of Life (1945 film)

The Song of Life (Italian: Il canto della vita) is a 1945 Italian melodrama film directed by Carmine Gallone and starring Alida Valli, Carlo Ninchi and María Mercader.[1] It is set during the German occupation of Rome in the Second World War before the Liberation of the city in 1944.

The Song of Life
Directed byCarmine Gallone
Written byGherardo Gherardi
Carmine Gallone
StarringAlida Valli
Carlo Ninchi
María Mercader
Music byEttore Montanaro
CinematographyUbaldo Arata
Edited byNiccolò Lazzari
Excelsa Film
Distributed byMinerva Film
Release date
15 December 1945
Running time
80 minutes

It was shot at the Scalera Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Gastone Medin.



  1. Pesce p.70


  • Sara Pesce. Memoria e immaginario: la Seconda Guerra mondiale nel cinema italiano. Le mani, 2008.
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