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TWO FILM DVD: DINAH, THE HALF-BREED (Dainah la Metisse) (1932) + CAINA (1922)

Charles Vanel ... Le mécanicien Michaux Habib Benglia Habib Benglia ... Le mari Gaston Dubosc Gaston Dubosc ... Le commandant Lucien Guérard Lucien Guérard ... Le docteur Laurence Clavius Laurence Clavius ... Dainah Smith Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... Berthe Maryanne Maryanne ... Alice Maria Jacobini ... Cainà Carlo Benetti Carlo Benetti ... Pietro Ida Carloni Talli Ida Carloni Talli ... La madre Eugenio Duse Eugenio Duse Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Sig. Carmi Sig. Carmi ... Giannatola


Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of class, race, and murder set aboard an ocean liner: Young Dainah encounters an engineer on board who mistakes pleasantries for flirtation. When she disappears the next day, suspicion spreads not only to the engineer, but also to Dainah's husband. The film was originally ninety minutes in length, but was deemed "unpresentable" (code for "offensive to public morality") and cut down to a little less than fifty minutes. The balance of the film has not been discovered.


DVD-R is in French with switchable English and French subtitles. Approx. 47 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!




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CAINA (1922):

Cainá is a young peasant girl who lives in a small village in Sardinia together with her goats and parents. She is a wild and free spirited woman and unconventional for any small and closed community dominated by old rules. Cainà yearns to escape from such an atmosphere and so, when a boat arrives at the island, she will do her best to flee and experience new adventures in the continent with the help of the boat captain.


DVD-R has Italian intertitles with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 65 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!




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