Italian Film Actor

Aldo Silvani

  • Jan 21, 1891 - Nov 12, 1964 (age 73)
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1964
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Aldo Silvani

Aldo Silvani passed away.
1962
Sodom and Gomorrah
MovieOct 4, 1962

Sodom and Gomorrah

Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, …
Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision.
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Damon and Pythias
MovieJun 1, 1962

Damon and Pythias

Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are …
Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers, is condemned to death by Dionysus, the tyrant of Syracuse, who finds this view dangerous. However, Dionysus allows Pythias to ...
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1960
Carthage in Flames
MovieJan 29, 1960

Carthage in Flames

Historical drama depicting the last of the Punic Wars between …
Historical drama depicting the last of the Punic Wars between the Roman Republic and Carthage.
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1958
Fortunella
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MovieMar 14, 1958

Fortunella

A poor girl is convinced she is the daughter of a prince.
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1957
C'è un sentiero nel cielo
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MovieNov 22, 1957

C'è un sentiero nel cielo

C'è un sentiero nel cielo released.
Nights of Cabiria
MovieMay 10, 1957

Nights of Cabiria

Rome, 1957. A woman, Cabiria, is robbed and left to drown by …
Rome, 1957. A woman, Cabiria, is robbed and left to drown by her boyfriend, Giorgio. Rescued, she resumes her life and tries her best to find happiness in a cynical world. Even when she thinks her struggles are over and she has found happiness and contentment, things may not be what they seem.
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1956
Rigoletto e la sua tragedia
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MovieApr 20, 1956

Rigoletto e la sua tragedia

A musical drama based on …
A musical drama based on Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto.
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1954
House of Ricordi
MovieDec 1, 1954

House of Ricordi

The story of the Ricordi family, the most prestigious music …
The story of the Ricordi family, the most prestigious music publishers in all of Italy.
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La Strada
MovieSep 6, 1954

La Strada

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently …
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.
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Valley of the Kings
MovieJul 21, 1954

Valley of the Kings

In 1900, in Egypt, archaeologist Mark Brandon is asked by …
In 1900, in Egypt, archaeologist Mark Brandon is asked by Ann Mercedes to find the tomb of Ra-Hotep but their quest is marred by intrigue, betrayal, murder and danger.
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Storm
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MovieApr 17, 1954

Storm

Storm is a 1954 comedy drama film written by Pierre Billon, …
Storm is a 1954 comedy drama film written by Pierre Billon, Vittorio Calvino, Giorgio Capitani and also directed by Pierre Billon and Giorgio Capitani.
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Daughters of Destiny
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MovieJan 21, 1954

Daughters of Destiny

Three stories, very different in space and time. Lysistrata, a …
Three stories, very different in space and time. Lysistrata, a dancer from ancient times, Jeanne d'Arc, medieval warrior and Elisabeth, American war widow who comes on pilgrimage in Italy.
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1953
I Always Loved You
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MovieDec 9, 1953

I Always Loved You

I Always Loved You (Italian: Ti ho sempre amato!) is a 1953 …
I Always Loved You (Italian: Ti ho sempre amato!) is a 1953 Italian melodrama film directed by Mario Costa. It is based on a stage play by Enrico Ragusa.
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Beat the Devil
MovieNov 24, 1953

Beat the Devil

A quartet of international crooks (Peterson, O'Hara, Ross and …
A quartet of international crooks (Peterson, O'Hara, Ross and Ravello) are stranded in Italy whilst their steamer is being repaired. With them are the an English couple, the Dannreuthers. The 6 are headed for Africa, presumably to sell vacuum cleaners but all is not as it seems. They are joined by others who apparently have similar designs.
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Vortice
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MovieNov 13, 1953

Vortice

Vortice (i.e. "Vortex") is a 1953 Italian melodrama film …
Vortice (i.e. "Vortex") is a 1953 Italian melodrama film directed by Raffaello Matarazzo and starring Massimo Girotti and Silvana Pampanini.
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Condemned to Hang
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MovieOct 8, 1953

Condemned to Hang

In the nineteenth century, in Sierra Morena and in the Serranía …
In the nineteenth century, in Sierra Morena and in the Serranía de Ronda, a lot of bandoleros proliferated, who, alone or gathered in parties, sowed panic by assaulting and murdering travelers. Many of them were sung in poems that gave origin to the myth of the generous bandit. In fact, most of them were ruthless and unfeeling men. Nevertheless, one of them, Lucero, was considered in the whole mountain range like the paladin of the disinherited ones of fortune.
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1952
When in Rome
MovieMay 11, 1952

When in Rome

An American fugitive flees to Rome and tries to elude capture by …
An American fugitive flees to Rome and tries to elude capture by masquerading as a priest.
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Stranger on the Prowl
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MovieMar 12, 1952

Stranger on the Prowl

A nameless, homeless and …
A nameless, homeless and rejected man who is looking for a new life and a young boy from an impoverished family, who is forced to steal when he loses the milk money. These two come together in the same hiding place.
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1951
Stormbound
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MovieDec 15, 1951

Stormbound

An American journalist, Barbara, goes to Italy to interview Roi, …
An American journalist, Barbara, goes to Italy to interview Roi, the country's most notorious outlaw when she imagines to be some kind of modern-day Robin Hood. Through local contacts and friends, she arranges a meeting and finds that her "robin-hood'" is just a hood, hoodlum and ruthless criminal. The police are about to capture him but he uses her as an hostage to make his escape but they are marooned for a night in a country farm house. It becomes a harrowing night for her and the poor farmers.
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Teresa
MovieApr 5, 1951

Teresa

A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He …
A reluctant soldier, Peter, serves in Italy during WWII. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US.
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Domani è un altro giorno
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MovieJan 24, 1951

Domani è un altro giorno

Tomorrow Is Another Day …
Tomorrow Is Another Day (Italian: Domani è un altro giorno) is a 1951 Italian melodrama film directed by Léonide Moguy and starring Pier Angeli, Aldo Silvani and Anna Maria Ferrero.
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1950
The Thief of Venice
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MovieDec 22, 1950

The Thief of Venice

A beautiful tavern-keeper finds herself getting caught up in a …
A beautiful tavern-keeper finds herself getting caught up in a war between Italy and Turkey.
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Father's Dilemma
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MovieSep 29, 1950

Father's Dilemma

The daughter of Signor Carloni is about to take her first …
The daughter of Signor Carloni is about to take her first communion. A problem arises when the dressmaker spends too much time working on the girl's communion frock.
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Paolo e Francesca
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MovieFeb 1, 1950

Paolo e Francesca

The tragic love story, already narrated by Dante in his …
The tragic love story, already narrated by Dante in his Inferno, of Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Polenta. Francesca is married to Paolo's brother, Gianciotto an old and crippled man and secretly Paolo's mistress. When Gianciotto finds out tragedy ensues.
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1949
L'invasore
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MovieDec 16, 1949

L'invasore

L'invasore released.
Fame and the Devil
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MovieNov 18, 1949

Fame and the Devil

Three men consider selling their soul to Satan in order to …
Three men consider selling their soul to Satan in order to possess a beautiful woman.
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Chains
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MovieOct 29, 1949

Chains

A husband kills his wife's ex-boyfriend. He flees to …
A husband kills his wife's ex-boyfriend. He flees to America, but is sent back to Italy to stand trial. The only way he can be set free is if his wife confesses to adultery - so the murder can be considered a crime of passion.
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1948
Difficult Years
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MovieSep 9, 1948

Difficult Years

Aldo Piscitello, a minor government clerk, is forced in 1934 to join …
Aldo Piscitello, a minor government clerk, is forced in 1934 to join the Fascist party. When the war comes, he finds himself able only to talk ineffectually in secret against Mussolini, even as his own son Giovanni is sent into battle. By the end of the war, Aldo has found the courage to stand up for his beliefs, but by then it is too late.
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Mad About Opera
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MovieAug 10, 1948

Mad About Opera

There has been no more catholic church in the Italian district of …
There has been no more catholic church in the Italian district of London since the one existing was bombed during the Blitz. Guido Marchi, a journalist wishing it to be restored, decides to organize a show in which great names of the Italian opera will appear, deceitfully using Carlo Scala's restaurant as collateral to get the loan so as to organize the show. Despite formidable, self-interested opposition he will finally realize his goal. Moreover, he will manage to marry the one he loves.
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La Chartreuse de Parme
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MovieFeb 21, 1948

La Chartreuse de Parme

Fabrice del Dongo, a young …
Fabrice del Dongo, a young archbishop, gives his all to romance rather than to the Church, creating complications for everyone around. The Countess of San Severina, is but one of the women who love him a la folie, spurring jealous retribution in high places from those who in turn want her. From his prison window, Fabrice falls in love with the jailer's daughter who takes a vow to the Virgin Mary to never see him again if his escape succeeds.
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1947
The White Devil
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MovieDec 31, 1947

The White Devil

The White Devil released.
La figlia del capitano
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MovieOct 8, 1947

La figlia del capitano

The Captain's Daughter …
The Captain's Daughter (Italian: La figlia del capitano) is a 1947 Italian adventure film directed by Mario Camerini. It was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival. It is based on the novel of the same name by Alexander Pushkin, which is set in Russia during the reign of Catherine II. It takes place during the Cossack Rebellion.
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To Live in Peace
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MovieMar 17, 1947

To Live in Peace

The peaceful, almost idyllic life of an Italian village is …
The peaceful, almost idyllic life of an Italian village is interrupted during the war by the appearance of two American soldiers who keep hiding in the house of one of the villagers.
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1946
Un uomo ritorna
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MovieApr 21, 1946

Un uomo ritorna

The bitter post-war era, between the collapse and the …
The bitter post-war era, between the collapse and the laceration of families. The director of a power plant, returned home after the war, finds everything destroyed: not only the power plant, but also his own family.
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1945
Life Begins Anew
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MovieSep 21, 1945

Life Begins Anew

Life Begins Anew (Italian: La vita ricomincia) is a 1945 Italian …
Life Begins Anew (Italian: La vita ricomincia) is a 1945 Italian drama film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Alida Valli, Fosco Giachetti and Eduardo De Filippo. It was the second most popular Italian film during 1945-46 after Roberto Rossellini's Paisan.
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L'abito nero da sposa
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MovieMay 17, 1945

L'abito nero da sposa

In Renaissance Rome, the …
In Renaissance Rome, the captain of Strozzi mercenary kills the banker Chigi that has refused the hand of his daughter Berta, girlfriend of Giuliano de 'Medici, brother of Cardinal Giovanni. Accused of the crime is instead the young Julian, who is arrested and locked up in jail while awaiting trial. Meanwhile the real murderess unashamedly confesses the crime to Cardinal Giovanni, who can not violate the secrecy of confession remain helpless before the judges who condemn him to the gallows. But shortly before the Cardinal with a ruse it shall enable the Strozzi to confess the crime in the presence of witnesses hidden. Giuliano is immediately released and can then marry his Berta.
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1943
Anything for a Song
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MovieDec 23, 1943

Anything for a Song

Rather than renouncing his artistic dreams and working in his …
Rather than renouncing his artistic dreams and working in his father's company, a young man, who is vocally equipped, is content to perform at street corners. This allows him to know and fall in love with a beautiful blind girl.
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La vispa Teresa
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MovieSep 4, 1943

La vispa Teresa

Alberto, son of a rich engineer, falls in love with Luisa, a ruthless …
Alberto, son of a rich engineer, falls in love with Luisa, a ruthless manicurist who is only after his money. His parents offer him a holiday in Venice because they hope he will forget her....
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Harlem
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MovieApr 21, 1943

Harlem

Harlem is a 1943 Italian sports crime film directed by …
Harlem is a 1943 Italian sports crime film directed by Carmine Gallone and starring Massimo Girotti, Amedeo Nazzari and Vivi Gioi. It was shot at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Guido Fiorini. The former world heavyweight champion Primo Carnera appears in a small role. It is also known by the alternative title of Knock Out.
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Measure for Measure
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MovieFeb 3, 1943

Measure for Measure

When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence …
When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His sister, Isabella (a nun-in-training), however, is a very persuasive pleader. She goes to Angelo, but instead of freeing her brother, she gets an offer from Angelo to save Claudio's life if Isabella sleeps with him. The only sympathetic friend Isabella has is a priest who, in actuality, is the Duke in disguise...and he has a plan.
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1942
Four Steps in the Clouds
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MovieDec 23, 1942

Four Steps in the Clouds

Four Steps in the Clouds …
Four Steps in the Clouds (Italian: Quattro passi fra le nuvole) is a 1942 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti, starring Gino Cervi and Adriana Benetti. It tells the story of a married man who agrees to act as the husband of a young pregnant woman who has been abandoned by her boyfriend. Aesthetically, it is close to Italian neorealism. The film's sets were designed by Virgilio Marchi.
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Carmela
MovieDec 3, 1942

Carmela

Carmela is a 1942 Italian drama film directed by Flavio …
Carmela is a 1942 Italian drama film directed by Flavio Calzavara, starring Doris Duranti and Pál Jávor. It is set on a small island in the Strait of Sicily in 1893, and tells the story of a young woman who is seduced by a soldier who promises to marry her, only to be abandoned soon after. When a new soldier is stationed on the island she tries to convince him to make the first soldier return. The film is based on Edmondo De Amicis' 1869 short story "Vita Militare".
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The Jester's Supper
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MovieFeb 9, 1942

The Jester's Supper

This is an opera in four acts composed by Umberto …
This is an opera in four acts composed by Umberto Giordano . The story is set in Florence at the time of Lorenzo de'Medici recounts the rivalry between Gianneto Malespini and Neri Chiaramantesi for the affections of the beautiful Ginerva and Gianneto's thirst for revenge over a "cruel joke" played on him by Neri and his brother Gabreillo. The joke ultimately takes Neri to murder Ginerva and by mistake his brother. The opera ends with Neri descent into madness.
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1941
The King's Jester
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MovieOct 25, 1941

The King's Jester

The King's Jester (Italian: Il re si diverte) is a 1941 Italian …
The King's Jester (Italian: Il re si diverte) is a 1941 Italian historical film directed by Mario Bonnard and starring Michel Simon, María Mercader and Rossano Brazzi. The film is an adaptation of the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo and uses music from Verdi's later opera Rigoletto. It is set at the court of Francis I of France in the Sixteenth century.
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1938
The Ancestor
MovieOct 21, 1938

The Ancestor

The Ancestor (Italian:L'antenato) is a 1936 Italian comedy film …
The Ancestor (Italian:L'antenato) is a 1936 Italian comedy film directed by Guido Brignone and starring Antonio Gandusio, Paola Barbara and Mercedes Brignone. It is an adaptation of a play by Carlo Veneziani, and was made at the Palatino Studios in Rome.
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1891
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Aldo Silvani

Aldo Silvani was born.
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