L'abito nero da sposa

L'abito nero da sposa (transl. The Black Wedding Dress) is a 1945 Italian historical drama film directed by Luigi Zampa and starring Fosco Giachetti.[1][2] It is based on the play The Cardinal by Louis N. Parker.

L'abito nero da sposa
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Film poster
Directed byLuigi Zampa
Screenplay by
Based onThe Cardinal
by Louis N. Parker
Produced byVittorio Vassarotti[1]
Edited byMaria Rosada[1]
Music byCarlo Piero Giorgi[1]
Vi-Va Film[1]
Distributed byProduttori Associatti
Release date
  • 17 May 1945 (1945-05-17)
Running time
96 minutes[1]



L'abito nero da sposa is based on the play The Cardinal by Louis N. Parker.[1] The film had some notoriety in Italy as it was blacklisted by the church.[2] The film was originally going to be the directorial debut of Mario Pannunzio, who dropped out of the project.[2] Luigi Zampa, who was in the army and about to leave to the Russian front, was given a 60 day permit to direct the film.[2] During principal shooting on the film, on September 8, 1943 General Pietro Badoglio signed an armistice and joined the allies as co-belligerent.[2] Film was put on hold until the American forces were in Italy, and filming continued in June 1944.[2]


L'abito nero da sposa was distributed by Produttori Associatti in Italy on May 17, 1945.[1] Zampa later spoke on about his early films, stating that he "prefer not to remember [them]. They taught me how to move the camera and direct the actors. But I never tried to watch them again, there is nothing inside them. They were just spectacles."[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Curti 2017, p. 295.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Curti 2017, p. 39.


  • Curti, Roberto (2017). Riccardo Freda: The Life and Works of a Born Filmmaker. McFarland. ISBN 978-1476628387.

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