Madonna of the Seven Moons
|Madonna of the Seven Moons|
UK promotional poster
|Directed by||Arthur Crabtree|
|Produced by||R.J. Minney|
|Screenplay by||Roland Pertwee|
|Based on||The Madonna of Seven Moons |
by Margery Lawrence
|Music by||Hans May|
|Cinematography||Jack E. Cox|
|Editing by||Lito Carruthers|
|Release date(s)||22 January 1945|
|Running time||110 min|
Madonna of the Seven Moons is a 1945 British drama film directed by Arthur Crabtree for Gainsborough Pictures and starring Phyllis Calvert, Stewart Granger and Patricia Roc. The film was produced by R.J. Minney, with cinematography from Jack Cox and screenplay by Roland Pertwee. It was one of the Gainsborough melodramas.
Madonna of the Seven Moons was the first film directed by Arthur Crabtree, he had spent many years previously working for Gainsborough as a cinematographer. The screenplay was developed by Roland Pertwee from the novel 'The Madonna of Seven Moons' by Margery Lawrence, published in 1931.
A buried trauma from the past holds the key to the disappearance of a respectable married woman. Maddalena has a dual personality which leads her to forsake her husband and daughter, to flee to the house of the Seven Moons in Florence as the mistress of a jewel thief.
- Phyllis Calvert as Maddalena Labardi
- Stewart Granger as Nino Barucci
- Patricia Roc as Angela Labardi
- Peter Glenville as Sandro Barucci
- John Stuart as Giuseppe Labardi
- Nancy Price as Mama Barucci
- Reginald Tate as Doctor Charles Ackroyd
- Jean Kent as Vittoria
- Peter Murray-Hill as Jimmy Logan
- Dulcie Gray as Nesta Logan
- Alan Haines as Evelyn
- Hilda Bayley as Mrs. Fiske
- Evelyn Darvell as Millie Fiske
- Amy Veness as Tessa
- Robert Speaight as Priest
- Eliot Makeham as Bossi
- Danny Green as Scorpi
- Helen Haye as Mother Superior
In 1946 readers of the Daily Mail voted the film their third most popular British movie from 1939 to 1945.
- "BRITISH POLL.". The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 26 April 1946. p. 13. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
- Madonna of the Seven Moons at the Internet Movie Database
- Madonna Of The Seven Moons at BFI Film & TV Database
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