In a small town in the Aosta Valley, the owner of a water mill would like to outdo his competitor, who has a steam mill. He is counting on the success of his son, who has a beautiful voice and studies music. But when it comes time for his debut, the young man falls prey to a gold digger who has her eye on his guaranteed income. To open his son's eyes, the father goes to Turin, where his son is to perform, and tells him to pretend he has lost his voice. The ploy is a success but the young man is overcome by emotion and really does lose his voice.
Emanuele Caracciolo (Tripoli, Libya, 1912 - Rome, Italy, 1944) was born into a family from Gallipoli. He is the only movie director to have tragically been one of the victims of the Ardeatine Massacre, at only thirty-one years of age. A militant futurist, journalist, and filmmaker, he studied in Naples and, in 1936, moved to Rome to study at the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia. Starting in 1937, he worked as an interior decorator, set designer, scriptwriter, assistant director, and production manager. During the first months of WWII, he made his only feature film, I Met You Too Late, a comedy set in the world of opera, which was considered lost for decades and was only found again in 2003.
filmografia/filmographyTroppo tardi t’ho conosciuta (1940).
TROPPO TARDI T’HO CONOSCIUTA
Italia/Italy, 1940, 78’, bn/bw
troppo tardi t’ho conosciuta
dalla commedia/from the play Il Divo di/by Nino Martoglio
Aldo Vergano, Enrico Ribulsi
Emanuel Filiberto Lomiry
Tullio Bucci, Antonio Traverso
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Franco Lo Giudice (Tonino, il cantante/singer), Barbara Nardi (Alba Ruitz), Kristi Schrool (Sisina), Alfredo De Sanctis (Candido Balsamo), Fausto Guerzoni (Annibale, il suggeritore/prompter), Giorgio Costantini (il dottor/doctor Rossi), Tatiana Pavoni (Rosetta Parboni), Raoul Donadoni (Guido), Elio Marcuzzo (l’amico di Tonino/Tonino’s friend), Dino De Laurentiis (Dino)
Cinematografica Impero S.A.
Associazione Museo Nazionale del Cinema