|Directed by||Vittorio De Sica|
|Written by||Aldo De Benedetti|
|Produced by||Angelo Rizzoli|
|Starring||Vittorio De Sica |
|Edited by||Maria Rosada|
|Music by||Renzo Rossellini|
|Distributed by||Minerva Film|
Red Roses (Italian: Rose scarlatte) is a 1940 Italian comedy film directed by Vittorio De Sica and Giuseppe Amato and starring De Sica, Renée Saint-Cyr, and Vivi Gioi. It was De Sica's first film as a director. De Sica had previously appeared in a 1936 production of the stage play by Aldo De Benedetti on which it was based. It was shot at the Cinecitta Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Gastone Medin.
When Renée Saint-Cyr as Maria Verani, gets a delivery of a bunch of scarlet roses, it starts a series of events between the adulterers but the focus is on the spouses themselves. The husband Vittorio De Sica as Alberto Verani, test to see if she will betray him, but repents of his actions and goes back to her.
- Vittorio De Sica as Alberto Verani
- Renée Saint-Cyr as Maria Verani
- Umberto Melnati as Tommaso Savelli
- Vivi Gioi as Clara
- Luisella Beghi as Rosina, la cameriera
- Rubi Dalma as La contessa
- Carlo Ranieri as Il giardiniere
- Livia Minelli as La fioraia
- Olga von Kollar
- Aristide Garbini
- "Tribute to Vittorio De Sica". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
- Cardullo p.117
- Cardullo, Bert. Vittorio De Sica: Actor, Director, Auteur. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.