Ginevra degli almieri (1936)

Article 5294 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 11-10-2016
Directed by Guido Brignone
Featuring Elsa Merlini, Amedeo Nazzari, Uberto Palmerini
Country: Italy
What it is: Historical drama

Two lovers discover the course of true love does not run smooth.

The copy I found of this was in Italian without English subtitles. It’s quite talky, so I can’t say that I was able to follow it very well. From the opening scenes, I would have guessed this was a musical comedy, but IMDB classifies it as a history and a drama, so I wonder if it was based on a true story. At any rate, I’m covering it because it contains plot elements of the “premature burial” sort and features a character being mistaken for a ghost. Though these plot elements alone might make it only marginally fantastic, I will say the sequence where two men break into a crypt during a rainy night and see a woman they believed dead starting to move does have some real authentic horror atmosphere. These sequences are quite effective; the rest of the movie I can’t evaluate because of its heavy reliance on dialogue. This movie also seems somewhat obscure; it’s one of the rare movies I’ve covered that has no votes on IMDB.


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