Verdi, the King of Melody

Giuseppe Verdi, released theatrically in the USA as The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi and on video as Verdi, the King of Melody, is a 1953 Italian biographical musical melodrama film starring Pierre Cressoy and directed by Raffaello Matarazzo. It is based on adult life events of the composer Giuseppe Verdi.[1] The film was a commercial success, grossing over 957 million lire at the Italian box office.[2]

Verdi, the King of Melody
Spanish film poster
Directed byRaffaello Matarazzo
Music byGiuseppe Verdi
CinematographyTino Santoni
Edited byMario Serandrei
Release date
22 December 1953



  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. Gianni Rondolino. Catalogo Bolaffi del cinema italiano 1945/1955. Bolaffi, 1967.

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