The Table of the Poor

The Table of the Poor (Italian: La tavola dei poveri) is a 1932 Italian drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Raffaele Viviani, Leda Gloria and Salvatore Costa. It was based on a play by Viviani set in Naples.[1] It was shot at the Cines Studios in Rome.[2] The film's sets were designed by Gastone Medin. It portrays the adventures of an impoverished Marquis who continues to lead a grand lifestyle.

The Table of the Poor
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Directed byAlessandro Blasetti
Written byRaffaele Viviani (play)
Emilio Cecchi
Alessandro De Stefani
Mario Soldati
Alessandro Blasetti
StarringRaffaele Viviani
Leda Gloria
Salvatore Costa
Marcello Spada
Music byRoberto Caggiano
Raffaele Viviani
CinematographyGiulio De Luca
Carlo Montuori
Edited byIgnazio Ferronetti
Distributed byCinès-Pittaluga
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Running time
71 minutes

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  1. ^ Moliterno p.41
  2. ^ Mancini p.214


  • Landy, Marcia. The Folklore of Consensus: Theatricality in the Italian Cinema, 1930-1943. SUNY Press, 1998.
  • Mancini, Elaine. Struggles of the Italian Film Industry during Fascism. UMI Research Press, 1985.
  • Moliterno, Gino. Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2008.

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