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La corona di ferro (1941)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 1941 (Turkey)
A crown, supposedly made from a nail out of the Cross of Christ and the metal of Roman swords, becomes a legend and a symbol of justice.

Writers:

Alessandro Blasetti (story) (as A. Blasetti), Renato Castellani (story) (as R. Castellani) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elisa Cegani Elisa Cegani ... La madre di Elsa & Elsa
Luisa Ferida Luisa Ferida ... Kavaora, madre di Tundra & Tundra
Rina Morelli ... La vecchia del fuso
Gino Cervi ... Il re Sedemondo di Kindaor
Massimo Girotti ... Licinio & Arminio, suo figlio
Osvaldo Valenti ... Eriberto
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Trifilli
Primo Carnera Primo Carnera ... Klasa, il servo di Tundra
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A crown, supposedly made from a nail out of the Cross of Christ and the metal of Roman swords, becomes a legend and a symbol of justice.

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Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1941 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Iron Crown See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Massimo Girotti plays two different roles in the film: Licinio and Arminio. His voice is dubbed over for both parts, as Licinio by Augusto Marcacci and as Arminio by Gualtiero De Angelis. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Luchino Visconti (1999) See more »

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Terrific fantasy
4 July 2002 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

The Iron Crown is a wonderful fantasy film that carries on the great traditions of Italian pepla such as Cabiria. There are hints that the filmmakers had seen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but The Iron Crown also anticipates---and establishes the blueprint for---films as disparate as Shrek, The Princess Bride, and many of the renewed pepla cycle of the 60s. The film is also echoed by Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast, though it is certainly a lighter hearted affair. Wrestler Primo Carnera is on hand as a loyal strong man, adding interest for fans of the squared circle. Skillfully blending comedy, romance, and action, this is not to be missed.


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