Cardinal Messias

Cardinal Messias (Italian: Abuna Messias) is a 1939 Italian historical drama film directed by Goffredo Alessandrini and starring Camillo Pilotto, Enrico Glori and Mario Ferrari.[1] The film was awarded the Mussolini Cup at the 1939 Venice film festival. It portrays the life of Guglielmo Massaia, a nineteenth-century Italian known for his missionary work in the Ethiopian Empire.

Cardinal Messias
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Directed byGoffredo Alessandrini
Produced byAlessandro F. Gagna
Written byLuigi Bernardi
Vittorio Cottafavi
Cesare Ludovici
Domenico Meccoli
Callisto V. Vanzin
Goffredo Alessandrini
StarringCamillo Pilotto
Enrico Glori
Mario Ferrari
Amedeo Trilli
Music byMario Gaudiosi
Licinio Refice
CinematographyRenato Del Frate
Aldo Tonti
Edited byGiorgio Simonelli
Production
company
Romana Editrice Film
Distributed byGeneralcine
Release date
31 August 1939
Running time
96 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

CastEdit

  • Camillo Pilotto as il cardinale Guglielmo Massaia, detto Abuna Messias
  • Enrico Glori as il re Menelik
  • Mario Ferrari as Abuna Atanasio
  • Amedeo Trilli as Ghebrà Selassié, il consigliere di Alem
  • Berché Zaitù Taclè as la principessa Alem
  • Ippolito Silvestri as il re Johannes
  • Francesco Sala as il marchese Antinori
  • Roberto Pasetti as padre Leone
  • Abd-el-Uad as il capo indigeno Abu Beker
  • Oscar Andriani as padre Reginaldo Giuliani
  • Corrado Racca as Camillo Benso, conte di Cavour

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Moliterno p.313

BibliographyEdit

  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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