Cabiria

Italy, 1914

Director: Giovanni Pastrone (under the name of Piero Fosco)

Production: Itala Film (Turin); black and white, 35mm, silent; running time: originally 210 minutes; length: originally 14,746 feet, later versions cut to 8345 feet. Released 18 April 1914, Turin. Filmed 1913 in Turin on specially constructed sets; exteriors shot in Tunisia, Sicily, and the Alps; cost: 1 million lire ($100,000).

Screenplay: Giovanni Pastrone and Gabriele D'Annunzio (though D'Annunzio's contributions to the script were reportedly minimal if not non-existent); titles: Gabriele D'Annunzio; photography: Segundo de Chomon, Giovanni de Chomon, Giovanni Tomatis, Augusto Batagliotti, and Natale Chiusano; musical score originally accompanying film: Ildebrando Pizzetti; literary and dramatic advisor: Gabriele D'Annunzio.

Cast: Italia Almirante Manzini (Sophonisba); Vitale de Stefano (Massinissa); Bartolomeo Pagano (Maciste); Lidia Quaranta (Cabiria); Umberto Mozzato (Fulvio Axilla); Enrico Gemelli (Archimedes); Alex Bernard (Siface); Raffaele di Napoli (Bodastoret); Luigi Chellini (Scipione); Ignazio Lupi (Arbace).

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