Madame Butterfly (1954 film)

Madame Butterfly (Italian: Madama Butterfly) is a 1954 musical film directed by Carmine Gallone and starring Kaoru Yachigusa, Nicola Filacuridi and Michiko Tanaka.[3] It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera, Madama Butterfly which is based on David Belasco's short story of the same name.

Madame Butterfly
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Directed byCarmine Gallone
Screenplay by
  • Carmine Gallone
  • Iwao Mori[1]
Based onMadama Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini
Music byGiacomo Puccini[1]
CinematographyClaude Renoir[1]
Edited byNiccolò Lazzari[1]
Distributed byToho (Japan)
Release date
‹See TfM›
Running time
81 minutes[2]



Madame Butterfly was shot at Cinecittà Studios in Rome between October and December 1954.[1]


Madame Butterfly was distributed theatrically in Japan on 3 June 1955.[1] It was released in the United States by I.F.E. in Italian with English subtitles on 23 April 1956.[1] It was reissued in 1970 by Cinemation Industries.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Galbraith IV 2008, p. 111.
  2. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 108.
  3. ^ Goble 1999, p. 291.
  4. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi (1991). Dizionario del cinema italiano: Dal 1945 al 1959. Gremese. p. 213.


  • Galbraith IV, Stuart (2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 1461673747.
  • Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter.

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