Pagliacci (1948)

12/02/1948 (IT) MusicDrama 1h 7m
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Pagliacci, is a 1948 Italian film based on Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera Pagliacci, directed by Mario Costa. The film stars Tito Gobbi and Gina Lollobrigida. It recounts the tragedy of Canio, the lead clown (or pagliaccio in Italian) in a commedia dell'arte troupe, his wife Nedda, and her lover, Silvio. When Nedda spurns the advances of Tonio, another player in the troupe, he tells Canio about Nedda's betrayal. In a jealous rage Canio murders both Nedda and Silvio. The only actor in the cast who also sang his role was the celebrated Italian baritone, Tito Gobbi, but the film is largely very faithful to its source material, presenting the opera nearly complete.

  1. Mario Costa

    Director, Writer

  2. Anton Giulio Majano


  3. Carlo Castelli


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tito Gobbi

    Tito Gobbi


  2. Gina Lollobrigida

    Gina Lollobrigida


  3. Onelia Fineschi

    Onelia Fineschi

    Nedda (singing voice)

  4. Afro Poli

    Afro Poli

    Canio, master of the troupe

  5. Galliano Masini

    Galliano Masini

    Canio (singing voice)

  6. Filippo Morucci

    Beppe, troupe harlequin

  7. Gino Sinimberghi

    Gino Sinimberghi

    Beppe (singing voice)

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Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

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