The Mask of Cesare Borgia

The Mask of Cesare Borgia (Italian: La maschera di Cesare Borgia) is a 1941 Italian historical drama film directed by Duilio Coletti and starring Osvaldo Valenti, Elsa De Giorgi and Carlo Tamberlani. Coletti asserted that the 1948 20th Century Fox film Prince of Foxes was a remake of his work, the American studio having bought the rights, although the latter film's source is credited as a novel of the same title by Samuel Shellabarger.[1]

The Mask of Cesare Borgia
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Directed byDuilio Coletti
Produced byVittorio Vassarotti
Written byNiccolò Machiavelli (tale)
Mario Pannunzio
Piero Tellini
Primo Zeglio
Arrigo Benedetti
Duilio Coletti
StarringOsvaldo Valenti
Elsa De Giorgi
Carlo Tamberlani
Music byPiero Giorgi
CinematographyJan Stallich
Edited byMaria Rosada
Vi-Va Film
Distributed byArtisti Associati
Release date
27 September 1941
Running time
75 minutes

It was shot at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Antonio Tagliolini and Enrico Verdozzi.



  1. ^ Anile p.129


  • Alberto Anile. Orson Welles in Italy. Indiana University Press, 2013.

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