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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Dente per dente. [Measure for Measure] (1942, U Della Monia)

TitleDente per dente. [Measure for Measure]
Release LocationsItaly
DirectorU Della Monia
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 30 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsMeasure for Measure (interpretation)


No one except Professor Ball seems to know very much about this Italian film, which Peter Morris categorizes as "lost." It was screened courtesy of the US distributor (Jack Hoffberg) by Professor Ball in New York City on Sept. 8, 1948. The credits given here are taken from the notes in the Ball Collection at the Folger Library

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CastCesco Baseggio
CastMeno Benossi
CastCaterina Boratto
CastArturo Bragaglia
CastFredrico Cellino
CastAmelia Chellini
CastNelly Corradi
CastClaudio Ermelli
CastJ. Nazzoni
CastLamberto Picasso
CastAldo Silvani
CastCarlo Tamberlani
CastAlfredo Varelli

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorU Della Monia
ProducerU Della Monia
ProducerY. Gentile
EditorM. Sansoni
ComposerFranco D'Archiardi
ScreenplayErrico Ribulsi
ScreenplayGugliemi Usellini
CostumesProfessor G. Senzani
LightingE. A. Marzari
LightingG. Villa
SoundU. Sable
ProductionP. Filippone
OtherE. M. Paliero

Company Overview

Producer F.E.R.T. Studios, Turin, Italy

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell