Villafranca (film)

Villafranca is a 1934 Italian historical drama film directed by Giovacchino Forzano and starring Corrado Racca, Annibale Betrone and Enzo Biliotti.[1] It was based on a play by Benito Mussolini, then Italian dictator, about the 1859 agreement between Napoleon III and Count Cavour which led to the Second Italian War of Independence.

Still with Enzo Biliotti and Pina Cei
Directed byGiovacchino Forzano
Written byGiovacchino Forzano
Benito Mussolini (play)
StarringCorrado Racca
Annibale Betrone
Enzo Biliotti
Music byAntonio Cantù
CinematographyUbaldo Arata
Augusto Tiezzi
Giovanni Vitrotti
Edited byGiacinto Solito
Forzano Film
Distributed byFono Roma
Release date
19 January 1934
Running time
105 minutes

The film was made at the Fert Studios in Turin and on location in the city, which had been the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia at the time of the film's events.



  1. Goble p. 1005


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