The Song of Love (film)

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The Song of Love
File:La canzone dell'amore.jpg
a screenshot from the film
Directed by Gennaro Righelli
Produced by Stefano Pittaluga for CINES
Written by Giorgio Simonelli
Gennaro Righelli
Starring Dria Paola
Isa Pola
Elio Steiner
Mercedes Brignone
Music by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Cinematography Ubaldo Arata
Massimo Terzano
Edited by Leo Menardi
Gennaro Righelli
Distributed by Pitaluga
Release dates
  • 7 October 1930 (1930-10-07) (Italy)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Song of Love (Italian: La canzone dell'amore) is a 1930 Italian romance film directed by Gennaro Righelli and starring Dria Paola, Isa Pola and Elio Steiner. It was the first Italian talking film.[1][2] Alessandro Blasetti's film Resurrection was actually shot first, but delays meant that it was not released until 1931.[3]

The film was first publicly screened on October 7, 1930 at the Supercinema in Rome.The story was based on a novella by Luigi Pirandello, In Silenzio.

The film was shot at the Cines-Pittaluga studios in Rome in three different versions: Italian, French and German using different casts and directors.



  1. "Cinema Italia". BFI. Retrieved 2010-09-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Molitnero p.40


  • Moliterno, Gino. Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2008.

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