La signora senza camelie

Category

Feature films

International title

The Lady Without Camelias

Country of production

Italy, France

Year

1953

Synopsis

Clara Manni is a young saleswoman from Milan who became an actress upon the insistence of the producer Gianni Franchi. The film industry exploits her more for her attractiveness than for her actual acting skills, and when Franchi hastily marries her he forbids her to perform in indecent films. But changing repertoire is not easy, and Clara's naivety will clash with the cynicism of the film world.

Subject

Michelangelo Antonioni

Direction

Michelangelo Antonioni

Script

Michelangelo Antonioni, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Francesco Maselli, Pier Maria Pasinetti

Photography

Enzo Serafin

Scenography

Gianni Polidori

Costumes

Original music

Giovanni Fusco

Editing

Eraldo Da Roma

Cast

Lucia Bosè, Gino Cervi, Andrea Checchi, Ivan Desny, Monica Clay, Alain Cuny, Anna Carena, Enrico Glori, Laura Tiberti, Oscar Andriani, Gisella Sofio, Elio Steiner, Luisa Rivelli, Nino Dal Fabbro, Mario Meniconi, Vittorio Manfrino, Xenia Valderi, Antonio Acqua, Renato Navarrini, Emma Druetti

Producer

Domenico Forges-Davanzati

Production

Produzioni D. Forges Davanzati, E.N.I.C.

Distributor

E.N.I.C.