Ferdinando I, re di Napoli
Ferdinando I, re di Napoli is a 1959
1959 in film
The year 1959 in film involved some significant events, with Ben-Hur winning a record 11 Academy Awards.-Events:* The Three Stooges make their 190th and last short film, Sappy Bull Fighters....

Cinema of Italy
The history of Italian cinema began just a few months after the Lumière brothers had patented their Cinematographe, when Pope Leo XIII was filmed for a few seconds in the act of blessing the camera.-Early years:...

 comedy film
Comedy film
Comedy film is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. They are designed to elicit laughter from the audience. Comedies are mostly light-hearted dramas and are made to amuse and entertain the audiences...

 directed by Gianni Franciolini
Gianni Franciolini
Gianni Franciolini was an Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed 19 films between 1939 and 1959.-Filmography:* Ferdinando I...



  • Peppino De Filippo
    Peppino De Filippo
    Peppino De Filippo was an Italian actor.De Filippo was born in Naples, brother of actor and playwright Eduardo De Filippo and of Titina. He made his stage debut at the age of six. He played in several movies such as Rome-Paris-Rome, Variety Lights, A Day in Court, Ferdinand I, King of Naples and...

     - Ferdinand I.
  • Eduardo De Filippo
    Eduardo De Filippo
    Eduardo De Filippo was an Italian actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and poet, best known for his Neapolitan works Filumena Marturano and Napoli Milionaria.-Biography:...

     - Pulcinella
  • Titina De Filippo
    Titina De Filippo
    Titina De Filippo, born Annunziata De Filippo was an Italian actress and playwrightShe was born in via Dell'Ascensione a Chiaia, Naples, the oldest of three children born from the extramarital relationship between Luisa De Filippo and Eduardo Scarpetta, a well-respected playwright in Naples...

     - Titina
  • Vittorio De Sica
    Vittorio de Sica
    Vittorio De Sica was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement....

     - Seccano
  • Aldo Fabrizi
    Aldo Fabrizi
    Aldo Fabrizi was an Italian actor and cinema and theatre director.-Actor Filmography:* Avanti, c'è posto... by Mario Bonnard...

     - A peasant
  • Marcello Mastroianni
    Marcello Mastroianni
    Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni, Knight Grand Cross was an Italian film actor. His honours included British Film Academy Awards, Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and two Golden Globe Awards.- Personal life :...

     - Gennarino
  • Leslie Phillips
    Leslie Phillips
    Leslie Samuel Phillips, CBE is an English actor with a highly recognisable upper class accent. Originally known for his work as a comedy actor, Phillips subsequently made the transition to character roles.-Early life:...

     - Pat
  • Renato Rascel
    Renato Rascel
    Renato Ranucci, in art Renato Rascel was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 50 films between 1942 and 1972...

     - Mimi
  • Jacqueline Sassard
    Jacqueline Sassard
    Jacqueline Sassard is an actress best known for appearances in Italian films such as Guendalina directed by Alberto Lattuada, a young woman with family and economical troubles in Luigi Zampa's Il Magistrato and Valerio Zurlini's Violent Summer , in which her character was left by Jean Louis...

     - Cordelia
  • Rosanna Schiaffino
    Rosanna Schiaffino
    Rosanna Schiaffino was an Italian film actress. She appeared on the covers of Italian, German, French, British and American magazines.-Early life:...

     - Nannina
  • Nino Taranto
    Nino Taranto
    Nino Taranto was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 83 films between 1924 and 1971.He was born and died in Naples, Italy.-Selected filmography:* Nonna Felicità * L'ha fatto una signora...

     - Tarantella
  • Memmo Carotenuto
    Memmo Carotenuto
    Memmo Carotenuto was an Italian actor. He appeared in 125 films between 1941 and 1979.-Selected filmography:* Assassination in Rome * Male Companion * Ten Ready Rifles...

  • Pietro De Vico
    Pietro De Vico
    Pietro De Vico was an Italian film actor. He appeared in 70 films between 1948 and 1991.He was born in Naples, Italy and died in Rome, Italy; he was married, from 1937 till his death , to actress Anna Campori....

  • Giacomo Furia
    Giacomo Furia
    Giacomo Furia is an Italian film actor. He appeared in over 130 films between 1948 and 1998.He was born in Naples, Italy.-Selected filmography:* Assunta Spina * Totò cerca casa * Variety Lights...

  • Audrey McDonald
  • Marcello Paolini
  • Nino Vingelli
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