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Assunta Spina (1948 film)

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Assunta Spina
Directed byMario Mattoli
Written byEduardo De Filippo
Gino Capriolo
Based onAssunta Spina
by Salvatore Di Giacomo
Produced byPaolo Frascá
Vittorio Mottini
StarringAnna Magnani
Antonio Centa
Giacomo Furia
CinematographyGábor Pogány
Edited byFernando Tropea
Music byRenzo Rossellini
Ora Film
Distributed byTitanus
Release date
  • 11 March 1948 (1948-03-11)
Running time
91 minutes

Assunta Spina is a 1948 Italian drama film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Anna Magnani, Antonio Centa and Giacomo Furia.[1] It was adapted from Salvatore Di Giacomo's 1909 play of the same title. It was released in the United States with the title Scarred. It was shot at the Farnesina Studios in Rome and on location in Naples. The film's sets were designed by the art director Piero Filippone. Distributed by Titanus it earned around 70 million lira at the domestic box office.[2]


The film takes place in Naples at the turn of the twentieth century. Assunta, a passionate and impulsive woman, is scarred on the face by her lover Michele for making him jealous. He is sentenced to serve two years in prison in Avellino, despite her efforts to exonerate him at the trial. While he is inside she begins a relationship with a court official. When Michele is released and kills the man, she chooses to take the blame for the crime.



  1. ^ Camhi, Leslie (2007). "New York Times: Assunta Spina". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2008.
  2. ^ Chiti, Roberto & Poppi, Roberto. Dizionario del cinema Italiano: Dal 1945 al 1959. Gremese Editore, 1991. p. 46-47.

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