Malombra is a 1917 silent
Silent film
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue. In silent films for entertainment the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, pantomime and title cards...

 Italian drama film
Drama film
A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. Dramatic themes such as alcoholism, drug addiction, infidelity, moral dilemmas, racial prejudice, religious intolerance, poverty, class divisions, violence against women...

 directed by Carmine Gallone
Carmine Gallone
Carmine Gallone was an early acclaimed Italian film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Considered one of Italian cinema's top early directors, he directed over 120 films in his fifty year career between 1913 and 1963.-Filmography:*Il bacio di Cirano *La donna nuda *Senza colpa! *Fior di...

. The film was shown as part of the Silent Divas of the Italian Cinema programme at the 38th New York Film Festival
New York Film Festival
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 in 2000.


Marina di Malombra (Borelli) lives in a castle prior to her wedding. She begins to read letters written by an ancestor called Cecilia. She finds out that Cecilia was driven to her death by her uncle. Marina identifies with Cecilia and take revenge on her behalf by murdering her uncle. After she has done this, Marina commits suicide.


  • Lyda Borelli
    Lyda Borelli
    Lyda Borelli was an Italian actress of cinema and theatre. She was born in Genoa, and died in Rome.-Filmography:* Ma l'amor mio non muore * La memoria dell'altro * La donna nuda...

     as Marina di Malombra
  • Amleto Novelli
    Amleto Novelli
    Amleto Novelli was an Italian film actor of the silent era. He appeared in 110 films between 1909 and 1924.-Selected filmography:* The Wedding March * Malombra -External links:...

     as Corrado Silla
  • Augusto Mastripietri as Cesare d'Ormegno
  • Amedeo Ciaffi as Steinegge
  • Francesco Cacace as Conte Salvador
  • Consuelo Spada as Edith Steinegge
  • Giulia Cassini-Rizzotto as Contessa Salvador
  • Noemi De Ferrari
  • Giorgio Fini
  • Berta Nelson
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