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Black Eagle (Italian: Aquila nera) is a 1946 Italian drama film directed by Riccardo Freda and starring Rossano Brazzi, Irasema Dilián and Gino Cervi. It is also known as Return of the Black Eagle. The film is based on the unfinished 1832 Russian novel Dubrovsky by Alexander Pushkin[1] (1799–1837). It was followed by a 1951 sequel Revenge of the Black Eagle, also directed by Freda.

Black Eagle
Black Eagle (1946 film).jpg
French release poster
Directed by Riccardo Freda
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis
Written by Alexander Pushkin (novel)
Baccio Agnoletti
Mario Monicelli
Federico Fellini
Riccardo Freda
Starring Rossano Brazzi
Irasema Dilián
Gino Cervi
Rina Morelli
Music by Franco Casavola
Cinematography Guglielmo Lombardi
Rodolfo Lombardi
Edited by Otello Colangeli
Distributed by Cinematografica Distributori Indipendenti
Release date
21 September 1946
Running time
97 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The film's sets were designed by the art director Arrigo Equini.




  1. ^ Testa p.6


  • Testa, Carlo. Italian Cinema and Modern European Literatures, 1945-2000. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.

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