The Ferocious Saladin

The Ferocious Saladin (Italian: Il feroce Saladino) is a 1937 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Bonnard and starring Angelo Musco, Alida Valli and Lino Carenzio. The film was made at Cinecittà in Rome. On 28 April 1937, Benito Mussolini visited the newly completed studio. Along with the historical epic Scipio Africanus, this was one of the films he saw being made.[1] The film, a vehicle for the Sicilian comedian Angelo Musco, is about a man attempting to complete a collection of playing cards. The only outstanding card is that of The Ferocious Saladin.

The Ferocious Saladin
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Angelo Musco and Alida Valli
Directed byMario Bonnard
Written byEttore Maria Margadonna
Gino Rocca
Mario Bonnard
StarringAngelo Musco
Alida Valli
Lino Carenzio
Mario Mazza
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Edited byEraldo Da Roma
Music byGiulio Bonnard
Capitani Film
Distributed byGeneralcine
Release date
28 August 1937
Running time
90 minutes

The film's sets were designed by art director Alfredo Montori.



  1. ^ Gundle p.22


  • Gundle, Stephen. Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013.

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