Seconda B is a 1934 Italian comedy film directed by Goffredo Alessandrini and starring Sergio Tofano, Dina Perbellini and María Denis.[1] It was screened at the Venice Film Festival where it was awarded a prize. It started a trend for "schoolgirl comedies" during the Fascist era, targeted primarily at girls and young women audiences.[2] The title itself refers to a school class.[3] The film is set in the early 1910s.

Seconda B
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Directed byGoffredo Alessandrini
Written by
Starring
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Edited byGiorgio Simonelli
Music byAntonio Antonini
Production
company
ICAR
Distributed byCinès-Pittaluga
Release date
1934
Running time
76 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

SynopsisEdit

A school teacher falls in love with one of his female colleagues, who teaches gymnastics. She returns his love, but this is discovered by his students who try to sabotage their relationship.

Main castEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reich & Garofalo p.151-152
  2. ^ De Grazia p.131
  3. ^ Moliterno p.4

BibliographyEdit

  • De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945. University of California Press, 1992.
  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
  • Reich, Jacqueline & Garofalo, Piero. Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1943. Indiana University Press, 2002.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Seconda B at Wikimedia Commons