Two Hearts Among the Beasts

Two Hearts Among the Beasts (Italian: Due cuori fra le belve) is a 1943 Italian comedy film directed by Giorgio Simonelli and starring Totò, Vera Carmi and Enrico Glori.[1] A dancing master takes part in an expedition to Africa find a missing anthropologist whose daughter he is in love with.

Two Hearts Among the Beasts
Directed byGiorgio Simonelli
Written byGoffredo D'Andrea (novel)
Vincenzo Rovi
Ákos Tolnay
Vera Carmi
Enrico Glori
Music byEzio Carabella
Mario Ruccione
CinematographyUgo Lombardi
Edited byGiorgio Simonelli
Consorzio Tirrenia
Film Bassoli
Società Italiana Cines
Distributed byENIC
Release date
26 May 1943
Running time
83 minutes

The film's sets were designed by Alberto Boccianti. It was shot at Cinecittà in Rome.


An important Italian scientist disappears in the Jungle, and his niece Laura sets off to find him. Toto, dance teacher, ends up in the wrong steamer trip, and discovers that the companions of the niece have a sinister plan: kidnap her. The ship, however, is shipwrecked on the island of the Jungle, and Toto is worshiped as a god by the natives, and is then received by the dispersed scientist, who sees him as "the missing link in the evolutionary chain of mankind".



  1. Parish p.139


  • Parish, James Robert. Film Actors Guide. Scarecrow Press, 1977.
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