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Golden Madonna is a 1949 Italian/British drama film directed by Luigi Carpentieri[1] and Ladislao Vajda and starring Phyllis Calvert, Tullio Carminati and Michael Rennie.[2][3] It was considered a lost film and was on the BFI 75 Most Wanted list, until a copy was loaned to the British Film Institute by Cohen Media.[4][5] Filmed on location, a group of original negatives and contact prints[6] taken by Francis Goodman are in the possession of London's National Portrait Gallery.

Golden Madonna
Golden Madonna (1949 film).jpg
Italian theatrical poster
Directed byLuigi Carpentieri/Ladislao Vajda
Produced bySaverio D'Amico (Rome)
John Stafford (London)
Written byadaptation:
Dudley Leslie
& Aimée Stuart
Screenplay byAkos Tolnay
Story byDorothy Hope
StarringPhyllis Calvert
Tullio Carminati
Michael Rennie
Music byFernando Ludovico Lunghi
CinematographyAnchise Brizzi
Otello Martelli
Edited byCarmen Belaieff
Production
company
Independent Film Producers
Release date
  • 1949 (1949) (Italy)
  • April 1949 (1949-04) (UK)
  • 15 September 1949 (1949-09-15) (US)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryItaly
United Kingdom
LanguageItalian
English

PlotEdit

A young British woman who owns a villa in Italy offends the village she lives in by throwing away a sacred painting that they consider lucky and protector of the community. To redeem herself she goes out in search to try to recover it.

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La Madonnina d'oro". Cinematografo.it. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Golden Madonna". British Film Institute. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "The Golden Madonna (1949) - Ladislao Vajda - Cast and Crew - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. ^ http://www.bfi.org.uk/explore-film-tv/bfi-national-archive/archive-projects/bfi-most-wanted. Retrieved 28 November 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Golden Madonna / BFI Most Wanted". British Film Institute. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Golden Madonna contact prints in the National Portrait Gallery". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 29 May 2014.

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