Scalera Movie

Scalera Film was an Italian film production and distribution company active between 1938 and 1950 1 .

History

Scalera Film mainly based in the Scalera Studios in Rome was founded by the brothers Michele and Salvatore Scalera in March 1938. The company had strong support from the Italian state, then headed by the fascist government of Benito Mussolini who wanted to centralize the city. Italian film industry 2 . In 1943, during the German occupation of Rome, the studio are moved to Venice in the Italian Social Republic as part of the Cinevillaggio an alternative Cinecitta after the Cassibile armistice , starting in the autumn of 1943 on initiative of the Ministero della Cultura Popolare of the Italian Social Republic .

At the end of the Second World War , because of its close links with the former regime, Scalera had some difficulties to resume Studios Rome 3 . Finally, the production was able to restart thanks to co-production agreements with filmmakers from other countries. In 1950, Scalera opened a distribution subsidiary in the United States, but collapsed financially during the filming of ”  Othello  “. The company is liquidated in 1952 4 . The US office, which had acquired re-release rights for 70 films previously managed by Superfilm Distributing Corp. , was closed at the end of 1951 3 .

Production

  • The clay , Corrado D’Errico ( 1938 )
  • Jeanne Doré , by Mario Bonnard (1938)
  • Inventiamo the amore , of Camillo Mastrocinque (1938)
  • I figli del marchese Lucera , by Amleto Palermi (1938)
  • The vedova , by Goffredo Alessandrini ( 1939 )
  • Angelica (original title Rosa di sangue ), by Jean Choux (1939)
  • Io, suo padre , by Mario Bonnard (1939)
  • The sorprese del divorzio , by Guido Brignone (1939)
  • Father Lebonnard , of Jean de Limur (1939)
  • Last Youth , by Jeff Musso (1939)
  • Papa per una notte , by Mario Bonnard (1939)
  • Follie del secolo , by Amleto Palermi (1939)
  • Cavalleria rusticana by Amleto Palermi (1939)
  • Dead Process of Socrates , by Amleto Palermi (1939)
  • It documento , of Mario Camerini (1939),
  • It social invisibile , Roberto Roberti (1939)
  • He is laying down vetro , by Goffredo Alessandrini ( 1940 )
  • He signed della taverna , of Amleto Palermi (1940)
  • Kean , by Guido Brignone (1940)
  • He ponte dei sospiri , Mario Bonnard (1940)
  • Boccaccio , by Marcello Albani (1940)
  • Ritorno , by Geza von Bolváry (1940),
  • Lucrezia Borgia , by Hans Hinrich (1940)
  • Miseria e nobiltà , of Corrado D’Errico (1940)
  • The comedy of happiness , Marcel L’Herbier (1940)
  • The Tosca , by Carl Koch and Jean Renoir ( 1941 ),
  • SOS 103 (original Italian title :  Uomini sul fondo ), by Francesco De Robertis (1941)
  • He re circo , by Hans Hinrich (1941),
  • The companion della teppa , from Corrado D’Errico (1941)
  • He bravo di Venezia , by Carlo Campogalliani (1941)
  • The king has fun , Mario Bonnard (1941)
  • È caduta una donna , by Alfredo Guarini (1941)
  • Una signora dell’Ovest by Carl Koch ( 1942 )
  • Capitan Tempesta , from Corrado D’Errico (1942)
  • Il leone di Damasco , of Corrado D’Errico (1942)
  • Tragica notte , by Mario Soldati (1942)
  • Arriviamo noi! , by Amleto Palermi (1942)
  • Giarabub , by Goffredo Alessandrini (1942),
  • Perdizione , by Carlo Campogalliani (1942)
  • Alfa Tau! , by Francesco De Robertis (1942),
  • We, the living (original title: Italian  :  Noi vivi ), by Goffredo Alessandrini (1942),
  • Addio Kira! , by Goffredo Alessandrini (1942),
  • The White Ship (original title: Italian  :  The Nave Bianca ) , by Roberto Rossellini (1942)
  • Don Giovanni , by Dino Falconi (1942)
  • I due Foscari , Enrico Fulchignoni (1942)
  • Il fanciullo del West , by Giorgio Ferroni ( 1943 )
  • Dagli Appennini alle Ande , by Flavio Calzavara (1943),
  • Il treno crociato , by Carlo Campogalliani (1943),
  • Semper più difficult , by Renato Angiolillo (1943),
  • Sant’Elena, piccola isola , by Umberto Scarpelli and Renato Simoni (1943)
  • Children watch us (original title: Italian  :  I bambini ci guardano , by Vittorio De Sica ( 1944)
  • Resurrezione , by Flavio Calzavara (1944),
  • Macario contro Zagomar , by Giorgio Ferroni (1944)
  • Rosalba , by Ferruccio Cerio and Max Calandri (1944),
  • Fiori d’arancio , by Hobbes Dino Cecchini (1944)
  • Carmen , Christian-Jaque ( 1945 ),
  • Lettere al sottotenente , by Goffredo Alessandrini (1945)
  • The vita semplice , by Francesco De Robertis (1945)
  • Senza famiglia , by Giorgio Ferroni ( 1946 )
  • Ritorno al nido , by Giorgio Ferroni ( 1946 )
  • The gondola del diavolo , by Carlo Campogalliani ( 1946 )
  • The Bohemian Life , by Marcel L’Herbier (1946)
  • Uomini e cieli , by Francesco De Robertis ( 1947 )
  • Sinfonia fatal , by Victor Stoloff (1947),
  • The Charterhouse of Parma , Christian-Jaque (1947),
  • Lohengrin , by Max Calandri (1947),
  • The great aurora , by Giuseppe Maria Scotese ( 1948 )
  • Tirano di Padova , by Max Neufeld (1948)
  • Rocambole , by Jacques de Baroncelli (1948),
  • Follie for the Opera , by Mario Costa (1948),
  • Cocaine ( Italian original title :  Una lettera all’alba ), by Giorgio Bianchi (1948),
  • The ditty città , by Mario Bonnard ( 1949 ),
  • Alba di sangue ( Mare nostrum ), by Rafael Gil (1949),
  • Marinai senza stelle , by Francesco De Robertis (1949)
  • To hell with the celebrity ( Italian original title :  Al diavolo the celebrità ), Mario Monicelliand Steno (1949),
  • Montagna di cristallo ( The Glass Mountain ), by Henry Cass and Edoardo Anton (1949),
  • A voce nel tuo cuore , by Alberto D’Aversa (1949),
  • The rival dell’imperatrice , Jacopo Comin and Sidney Salkow ( 1950 ),
  • Margherita da Cortona , by Mario Bonnard (1950),
  • Il mulatto , by Francesco De Robertis (1950)
  • Strada buia , by Marino Girolami and Sidney Salkow (1950),
  • Othello , by Orson Welles (1952).

Bibliography

  • it ) Gian Piero Brunetta, Cent’anni di cinema italiano – Dalle originated second world war , Laterza, Rome-Bari, 2007 (seventh edition).
  • it ) Gian Piero Brunetta, Italian Cinema of Diet , Laterza, Rome-Bari, 2009.
  • it ) Orio Caldiron (a cura di), Storia del Cinema Italiano, vol.5 – 1934/1939 , Marsilio, Edizioni di Bianco & Nero, Venice, 2006.
  • it ) Ernesto G. Laura (cura di), Storia del Cinema Italiano, vol.6 – 1940/1944 , Marsilio, Edizioni di Bianco & Nero, Venice, 2010.
  • it ) Callisto Cosulich (cura di), Storia del Cinema Italiano, vol.7 – 1945/1948 , Marsilio, Edizioni di Bianco & Nero, Venice, 2003.
  • it ) Roberto Chiti, Enrico Lancia (cura di), Dizionario del Cinema Italiano – i film vol.I , Gremese, Rome, 2005.
  • it ) Roberto Poppi (cura di), Dizionario del Cinema Italiano – i film vol.II , Gremese, Rome, 2007.

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Brunetta , p.  21
  2. ↑ ( it ) Paolo Lughi, The Scalera Film: the studio system all’italiana, in Ernesto G. Laura , p.  392-399
  3. ↑ a and b it ) Barbara Corsi, The majors sul Tevere, in C. Cosulich , p.  393-397
  4. ↑ ( it ) ”  Scalera Film in” Enciclopedia del Cinema “  ”  [ archive ] , on treccani.it (accessed May 23, 2017 ) .

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