LA NAVE DELLE DONNE MALEDETTE

by Raffaello Matarazzo
LA NAVE DELLE DONNE MALEDETTE - LA NAVE DELLE DONNE MALEDETTE

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 1953

Length: 89'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

A ship full of female thieves, prostitutes and murderers is crossing the ocean. At the helm is Fernandez, a hard and merciless man who is ready to brutally crush all rebellion. Among the women crowded in the hold is innocent Consuelo: in her fragile and beautiful eyes, the dissolute lawyer Da Silva, who snuck onboard, finally finds hope for his moral redemption. But onboard the ship there is also Isabella, Consuelo’s cousin, who is responsible for the infanticide for which the poor girl is accused. Fearing discovery, Isabella throws herself into the arms of Fernandez. But when the woman forces Fernandez to have Consuelo and Da Silva whipped after they publically accuse her, the prisoners rebel, overwhelm their jailers and take control of the ship. [cg]


In collaboration with Cineteca Nazionale

Director

Raffaello Matarazzo

Raffaello Matarazzo

Raffaello Matarazzo (Rome, Italy, 1909-1966) debuted as a film critic for “Il Tevere” and “L’Italia letteraria” and worked as assistant director for Mario Camerini. He debuted as a director in 1933 with Treno popolare, but its lack of success convinced him to turn to comedy, with movies such as L’anonima Roylott (1936), L’albergo degli assenti (1939) and Giorno di nozze (1942). After shooting a number of films in Spain, he began a multi-year collaboration with the production company Titanus and made a long series of movies starring Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson, and written by Aldo De Benedetti (Chains, 1949; Torment, 1950; Nobody’s Children, 1951; Chi è senza peccato…, 1952; Torna!, 1953; The White Angel, 1955). He returned to comedy during the 1960s and ended his career with the melodrama My Love (1964).

Filmography:
Treno popolare (1933), Kiki (1934), Joe il rosso (1936), L’anonima Roylott (1936), Sono stato io! (1937), L’albergo degli assenti (1939), Giù il sipario (1940), Trappola d’amore (1940), Notte di fortuna (1941), Giorno di nozze (1942), Il birichino di papà (1943), La fumeria d’oppio (1947), Lo sciopero dei milioni (1948), Paolo e Francesca (1949), Catene (1949), Tormento (1950), I figli di nessuno (1951), Il tenente Giorgio (1952), Chi è senza peccato... (1953), Torna! (1953), Vortice (1953), La schiava del peccato (1954), L’angelo bianco (1955), La risaia (1956), L’ultima violenza (1957), Malinconico autunno (1958), Cerasella (1960), Adultero lui, adultera lei (1963), I terribili 7 (1964), Amore mio (1964).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Raffaello Matarazzo
soggetto/story
Léon Gozlan
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Raffaello Matarazzo, Ennio De Concini, Aldo De Benedetti
fotografia/cinematography
Aldo Tonti
montaggio/film editing
Leo Catozzo
scenografia/production design
Piero Filippone, Mario Chiari
costumi/costume design
Dario Cecchi
musica/music
Nino Rota
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
May Britt (Consuelo Silveris), Ettore Manni (Paolo Da Silva), Tania Weber (Isabella Silveris), Eduardo Ciannelli (Michele McLawrence), Luigi Tosi (capitano/captain Fernandez), Gualtiero Tumiati (Pietro Silveris), Olga Solbelli (Anita), Giorgio Capecchi (Victor McDonald)
produzione/production
Excelsa Film


contatti/contacts
Cineteca Nazionale
Laura Argento
laura.argento@fondazionecsc.it
www.fondazionecsc.it

Synopsis Learn more

A ship full of female thieves, prostitutes and murderers is crossing the ocean. At the helm is Fernandez, a hard and merciless man who is ready to brutally crush all rebellion. Among the women crowded in the hold is innocent Consuelo: in her fragile and beautiful eyes, the dissolute lawyer Da Silva, who snuck onboard, finally finds hope for his moral redemption. But onboard the ship there is also Isabella, Consuelo’s cousin, who is responsible for the infanticide for which the poor girl is accused. Fearing discovery, Isabella throws herself into the arms of Fernandez. But when the woman forces Fernandez to have Consuelo and Da Silva whipped after they publically accuse her, the prisoners rebel, overwhelm their jailers and take control of the ship. [cg]


In collaboration with Cineteca Nazionale

Director All about direction

Raffaello Matarazzo

Raffaello Matarazzo

Raffaello Matarazzo (Rome, Italy, 1909-1966) debuted as a film critic for “Il Tevere” and “L’Italia letteraria” and worked as assistant director for Mario Camerini. He debuted as a director in 1933 with Treno popolare, but its lack of success convinced him to turn to comedy, with movies such as L’anonima Roylott (1936), L’albergo degli assenti (1939) and Giorno di nozze (1942). After shooting a number of films in Spain, he began a multi-year collaboration with the production company Titanus and made a long series of movies starring Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson, and written by Aldo De Benedetti (Chains, 1949; Torment, 1950; Nobody’s Children, 1951; Chi è senza peccato…, 1952; Torna!, 1953; The White Angel, 1955). He returned to comedy during the 1960s and ended his career with the melodrama My Love (1964).

Filmography:
Treno popolare (1933), Kiki (1934), Joe il rosso (1936), L’anonima Roylott (1936), Sono stato io! (1937), L’albergo degli assenti (1939), Giù il sipario (1940), Trappola d’amore (1940), Notte di fortuna (1941), Giorno di nozze (1942), Il birichino di papà (1943), La fumeria d’oppio (1947), Lo sciopero dei milioni (1948), Paolo e Francesca (1949), Catene (1949), Tormento (1950), I figli di nessuno (1951), Il tenente Giorgio (1952), Chi è senza peccato... (1953), Torna! (1953), Vortice (1953), La schiava del peccato (1954), L’angelo bianco (1955), La risaia (1956), L’ultima violenza (1957), Malinconico autunno (1958), Cerasella (1960), Adultero lui, adultera lei (1963), I terribili 7 (1964), Amore mio (1964).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Raffaello Matarazzo
soggetto/story
Léon Gozlan
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Raffaello Matarazzo, Ennio De Concini, Aldo De Benedetti
fotografia/cinematography
Aldo Tonti
montaggio/film editing
Leo Catozzo
scenografia/production design
Piero Filippone, Mario Chiari
costumi/costume design
Dario Cecchi
musica/music
Nino Rota
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
May Britt (Consuelo Silveris), Ettore Manni (Paolo Da Silva), Tania Weber (Isabella Silveris), Eduardo Ciannelli (Michele McLawrence), Luigi Tosi (capitano/captain Fernandez), Gualtiero Tumiati (Pietro Silveris), Olga Solbelli (Anita), Giorgio Capecchi (Victor McDonald)
produzione/production
Excelsa Film


contatti/contacts
Cineteca Nazionale
Laura Argento
laura.argento@fondazionecsc.it
www.fondazionecsc.it