Also known as Dante’s Inferno in the USA
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan and Giuseppe de Liguoro
Cast: Salvatore Anzelmo Papa [Dante], Arturo Pirovano [Virgile], Giuseppe de Liguoro [Farinata degli Uberti; Pier delle Vine; il comte Ugolino (Count Ugolino)], Augusto Milla [Lucifer], Attilio Motta, Emilise Beretta
[?] Helios and/or Milano Film? production. / From the epic poem La Divina Commedia: Inferno by Dante Alighieri. Production design by Francesco Bertolini and Sandro Properzi. Cinematography by Emilio Roncarolo. / Premiered 10 March 1911 at the Teatro Mercandante in Naples, Italy. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / [?] Website-IMDb lists the release date as 22 March 1911. The film was released in the USA by Monopol Film Company in roadshow presentations in 1912.
Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive; and in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 7 October 2008.
References: Bardèche-History p. 51; Blum-Silent p. 25; Leyda-Before p. 61; Limbacher-Feature p. 56; Robinson-Palace p. 136; Shipman-Cinema p. 42; Tarbox-Lost p. 64 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.