Artikelnummer 6207

TOSCA (1941) * with switchable English subtitles *

Carl Koch, Jean Renoir Imperio Argentina ... Floria Tosca Michel Simon Michel Simon ... Il barone Scarpia Rossano Brazzi Rossano Brazzi ... Mario Cavaradossi Carla Candiani Carla Candiani ... La marchesa Attavanti Olga Vittoria Gentilli Olga Vittoria Gentilli ... La regina di Napoli Adriano Rimoldi Adriano Rimoldi ... Angelotti Nicolás D. Perchicot Nicolás D. Perchicot ... Sciarrone (as Nicolas Diaz Perchicot) Juan Calvo Juan Calvo ... Spoletta Nicola Maldacea Nicola Maldacea ... Il pittore di corte Claudio Ermelli Claudio Ermelli ... Paisiello Enzo Musumeci Greco Enzo Musumeci Greco ... L'ufficiale della regina

This movie from Fascist-era Italy is not a musical version of Giacomo Puccini's operatic masterpiece, but a dramatic narrative of the same story which originated with Sardou's play. Puccini's music does figure in, however, with strategically placed arias on the soundtrack. Argentina-born Spanish actress Imperio Argentina plays the title role with diva-esque aplomb. Rossano Brazzi is perfectly cast as the strikingly handsome painter and revolutionary collaborator Mario Cavaradosssi. Michel Simon steals the show whenever he is on screen, as nefarious police chief Baron Scarpia, who is out to apprehend all opponents to Papal rule in this story set in early 19th-century Rome.

DVD-R is in Italian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 97 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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