The White Warrior

The White Warrior (Italian: Agi Murad, il diavolo bianco, lit. 'Hadji Murad, The White Devil') is a 1959 adventure film directed by Riccardo Freda. It is loosely based on Lev Tolstoy's novel Hadji Murat.[2]

The White Warrior
Directed byRiccardo Freda
Produced byMario Zama[1]
Screenplay by
Based onHadji Murat
by Leo Tolstoy
Music byRoberto Nicolosi[1]
CinematographyMario Bava[1]
Edited byRiccardo Freda[1]
  • Majestic Films
  • Lovcen Film[1]
Distributed byLux Film
Release date
  • 21 June 1959 (1959-06-21) (Italy)
Running time
95 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • Yugoslavia[1]



During the filming of parts of the final showdown Alan Steel doubled Steve Reeves.[3]


The White Warrior was released in Italy on 21 June 1959 where it was distributed by Lux Film.[1] The film grossed a total of 483,160,000 Italian lire domestically.[1]

See also



  1. Curti 2017, p. 314.
  2. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano - I film. Gremese Editore, 1991.
  3. Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-84885-608-0.


  • Curti, Roberto (2017). Riccardo Freda: The Life and Works of a Born Filmmaker. McFarland. ISBN 1476628386.
  • Minutella, Vincenza (2013). Reclaiming Romeo and Juliet: Italian Translations for Page, Stage and Screen. Rodopi. ISBN 9042037342.
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