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|Directed by||Mario Bonnard|
|Produced by||Bonnard Film|
|Written by||Alessandro Manzoni (novel)|
|Starring||Domenico Serra |
Raimondo Van Riel
|Cinematography||Giuseppe Paolo Vitrotti|
|Distributed by||Bonnard Film|
The Betrothed (Italian:I promessi sposi) is a 1923 Italian silent historical drama film directed by Mario Bonnard and starring Domenico Serra, Nini Dinelli and Emilia Vidali. It is an adaptation of the 1827 novel The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni.
Lake Como: Renzo and Lucia are two farmers who are in love. But the cruel and despotic Don Rodrigo impairs their marriage because he is secretly in love with Lucia. The two have to flee from their Lombard village, and shelter by different routes: Renzo goes to Milan and Lucia in a convent in Monza. Even the plague of 1600 contributes to the prolongation of the separation of the two lovers, who eventually find themselves in a hospital in Milan.
- Emilia Vidali as Lucia
- Domenico Serra as Renzo
- Ninì Dinelli as la monaca di Monza
- Mario Parpagnoli as Don Rodrigo
- Rodolfo Badaloni as l'Innominato
- Umberto Scalpellini as Don Abbondio
- Ida Carloni Talli as Agnese
- Raimondo Van Riel as il Griso
- Olga Capri as Perpetua
- Enzo Biliotti as frà Cristoforo
- Bonaventura Ibáñez
- Buonanno p.46
- Buonanno, Milly. Italian TV Drama and Beyond: Stories from the Soil, Stories from the Sea. Intellect Books, 2012.