L’Inferno (1911)

Italy, 1911
68m
35mm film, black and white (tinted), 1.33:1
silent

An Italian fantasy film directed by Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan and Giuseppe de Liguoro. It is believed to the be the first feature length film shown in USA in a single sitting.

Plot Summary

Dante the poet is lost in a wood, unable to reach the light of salvation at the top of a mountain. Another poet, Virgil is sent to rescue him and together they travel through Hell on their way to Paradise.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan
With the Collaboration of: Giuseppe de Liguoro
Milano Film, SAFFI-Comerio
Based on the Poem La divina commedia by: Dante Alighieri
Director of Photography: Emilio Roncarolo
Music by: Raffaele Caravaglios; Tangerine Dream [restored version]
Production Designers: Francesco Bertolini, Sandro Properzi

Cast
Salvatore Papa (Dante Alighieri)
Arturo Pirovano (Virgilio)
Giuseppe de Liguoro (Farinata degli Uberti)
Pier Delle Vigne (Il conte Ugolino)
Augusto Milla (Lucifer)
Attilio Motta
Emilise Beretta

References

Books

  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.87 – credits