The Cadets of Gascony

The Cadets of Gascony (Italian: I cadetti di Guascogna) is a 1950 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Walter Chiari, Carlo Campanini and Mario Riva.[1] It was shot at the Farnesina Studios in Rome, with sets designed by the art director Leonidas Marcolis. Location shooting took place at Bracciano in Lazio where the film is set. It earned 450 million lira at the Italian box office.[1]

The Cadets of Gascony
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Directed byMario Mattoli
Written byMarcello Marchesi
Vittorio Metz
Agenore Incrocci
Furio Scarpelli
Nino Rastelli
Produced byIsidoro Broggi
StarringWalter Chiari
Carlo Campanini
Mario Riva
CinematographyAldo Tonti
Edited byGiuliana Attenni
Music byArmando Fragna
Excelsa Film
Distributed byMinerva Film
Release date
  • 27 September 1950 (1950-09-27)
Running time
86 minutes


Walter and Ugo are both in love with the same girl Vittoria, but her disapproving aunt sends her away to Bracciano. Unknown to her both men are called up for military service and are posted to the town. They arrange a rendezvous with her at a cinema but, confined to barracks and unable to attend, they send their fellow soldier Nino along. To their irritation, Vittoria falls in love with Nino. To try and sabotage this they promote the rumour that Nino is engaged in an affair with an attractive soubrette. In fact she is his sister, in town with her touring musical troupe. Eventually all is resolved happily, with the soldiers participating in a show billed as "The Cadets of Gascony".



  1. ^ a b Chiti & Poppi 1991, p. 69.


  • Chiti, Roberto; Poppi, Roberto (1991). Dizionario del cinema italiano: Dal 1945 al 1959. Gremese Editore.

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