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Gennaro Righelli (12 December 1886 – 6 January 1949) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor. He directed more than 110 films in Italy and Germany between 1910 and 1947. In 1930, he directed the first Italian sound film, The Song of Love.[1] He was married to the film star Maria Jacobini who he frequently cast in his films.

Gennaro Righelli
Gennaro Righelli.jpg
Born(1886-12-12)12 December 1886
Salerno, Italy
Died6 January 1949(1949-01-06) (aged 62)
Rome, Italy
OccupationFilm director
Years active1910–1947

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  1. ^ "Cinema Italia". BFI. Retrieved 12 September 2010.

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