Tosca (1956 film)

Tosca is a 1956 Italian musical melodrama film directed by Carmine Gallone and starring Franca Duval, Afro Poli and Franco Corelli.[1] It is based on the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, which was adapted from the play by Victorien Sardou. It was made at Cinecittà in Rome.

Directed byCarmine Gallone
Produced byGiulio Fiaschi
Carmine Gallone
Guido Luzzatto
Manlio Morelli
Written byGiuseppe Giacosa (libretto)
Luigi Illica (libretto)
Victorien Sardou (play)
StarringFranca Duval
Franco Corelli
Afro Poli
Music byGiacomo Puccini (opera)
CinematographyGiuseppe Rotunno
Edited byNiccolò Lazzari
Produzione Gallone
Distributed byCEI Incom
Release date
26 August 1956
Running time
110 minutes


  • Franca Duval as Floria Tosca
  • Franco Corelli as Mario Cavaradossi
  • Afro Poli as Baron Scarpia, chief of police
  • Vito De Taranto as The Sacristan
  • Fernando Alfieri as Spoletta, police official
  • Antonio Sacchetti as Cesare Angelotti
  • Aldo Corelli as Sciarrone, a gendarme
  • Dino Conti as The Jailkeeper
  • Maria Caniglia as Tosca (singing voice)
  • Giangiacomo Guelfi as Scarpia (singing voice)


  1. Goble p. 988


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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