Women and Brigands

Women and Brigands (Italian: Donne e briganti) is a 1950 French-Italian historical melodrama film directed by Mario Soldati and starring Amedeo Nazzari, Maria Mauban and Jean Chevrier.[1] [2] It is based on the story of the legendary guerilla fighter Fra Diavolo, who led a major uprising against French forces in Naples during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1953 it was released in a dubbed version in the United States under the alternative title The King's Guerrillas.

Women and Brigands
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Directed byMario Soldati
Written byPierre Lestringuez
Nicola Manzari
Vittorio Nino Novarese
Mario Soldati
Produced byValentino Brosio
StarringAmedeo Nazzari
Maria Mauban
Jean Chevrier
CinematographyMario Montuori
Edited byMario Serandrei
Music byNino Rota
Distributed byLux Film
Release date
3 November 1950
Running time
85 minutes

The film was made at the Farnesina Studios in Rome with Location shooting taking place at the Royal Palace of Caserta. The films's sets were designed by the art director Ottavio Scotti. It earned around 206 million lira at the Italian box office.[3]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Aprà p.111
  2. ^ Gundle p.257
  3. ^ Chiti & Poppi p.126


  • Aprà, Adriano. The Fabulous Thirties: Italian cinema 1929-1944. Electa International, 1979.
  • Chiti, Roberto & Poppi, Roberto. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Dal 1945 al 1959. Gremese Editore, 1991.
  • Gundle, Stephen. Fame Amid the Ruins: Italian Film Stardom in the Age of Neorealism. Berghahn Books, 2019.

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