Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia

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The Sword and the Cross

Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia’s fourth and final film of 1958 was La spada e la croce, which also marked a return to the kind of historical adventures that he’d had some success with earlier in his career (Il falco rosso (49), A fil di spada (52), Il falco d’oro (55)). Unfortunately, though, it’s a rather flat affair and, although not badly made, it suffers in comparison with some of the more vibrant, modern films in the same general field that were being made in Italy at the time.

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Carlo and Anton Giulio Bragaglia

Another interesting bit of biographical information about Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, taken from Photography, theatre and the cinema provided the creative spaces through which the Bragaglia brothers navigated. Extraordinary and highly precocious, they were on…

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Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia on YouTube

Following my brief piece on La primula bianca in the Italian Crime Films category, I’ve been doing a bit of searching about director Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, one of the great elder statesmen of Italian Cinema….