Variety Lights

74
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Romance Drama
  • Release year: 1951
  • Running time: 97 min
A beautiful ingenue joins a tawdry music hall troupe and quickly becomes its feature attraction in Federico Fellini’s stunning debut film (directed in collaboration with neorealist filmmaker Alberto Lattuada). Featuring Giulietta Masina, Fellini’s wife... read more

A beautiful ingenue joins a tawdry music hall troupe and quickly becomes its feature attraction in Federico Fellini’s stunning debut film (directed in collaboration with neorealist filmmaker Alberto Lattuada). Featuring Giulietta Masina, Fellini’s wife and frequent leading lady, Variety Lights introduces the director’s affection for the carnivalesque characters that frequent the cinematic landscape of such classics as Nights of Cabiria, La strada, and La dolce vita.

Original Release

01/12/1951

US Release

05/06/1965

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Cast

Giulietta Masina Melina Amour
Peppino De Filippo Checco Dal Monte
Carla Del Poggio Liliana 'Lily' Antonelli / Liliana "Lilly" Antonelli
John Kitzmiller Trumpet player Johnny
Folco Lulli Adelmo Conti, l'amant de Liliana / Adelmo Conti
Dante Maggio Remo
Checco Durante Theater Owner
Gina Mascetti Valeria del Sole
Giulio Calì Magician Edison Will
Silvio Bagolini Bruno Antonini
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada

Writers

Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Alberto Lattuada, Tullio Pinelli

Cast

Giulietta Masina Melina Amour
Peppino De Filippo Checco Dal Monte
Carla Del Poggio Liliana 'Lily' Antonelli / Liliana "Lilly" Antonelli
John Kitzmiller Trumpet player Johnny
Folco Lulli Adelmo Conti, l'amant de Liliana / Adelmo Conti
Dante Maggio Remo
Checco Durante Theater Owner
Gina Mascetti Valeria del Sole
Giulio Calì Magician Edison Will
Silvio Bagolini Bruno Antonini
Giacomo Furia Duke
Mario De Angelis Maestro
Vanja Orico Moema - brazilian singer
Enrico Piergentili Melina's Father
Renato Malavasi Hotelkeeper
Joseph Falletta Pistolero Bill
Carlo Romano Enzo La Rosa
Fanny Marchiò Soubrette
Franca Valeri Mitzy - hungarian designer
Alberto Bonucci Night Club Comic

Producers

Editors

Mario Bonotti

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