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The Merchant of Venice (1953 film)

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The Merchant of Venice
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Directed byPierre Billon
Written byPierre Billon
Louis Ducreux
Cesare Lodovici
Giuseppe Mangione
Corrado Sofia
Federico Zardi
Based onThe Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Produced byGiorgio Venturini
Eugène Tucherer
StarringMichel Simon
Andrée Debar
Massimo Serato
CinematographyArturo Gallea
Edited byLoris Bellero
Music byGiovanni Fusco
Élysée Films
Venturini Film
Distributed byDisCina
Venturini Film
Release date
1 February 1953
Running time
102 minutes

The Merchant of Venice (French: Le marchand de Venise, Italian: Il mercante di Venezia) is a 1953 French-Italian drama film directed by Pierre Billon and starring Michel Simon, Andrée Debar and Massimo Serato. It is loosely based on William Shakespeare's Elizabethan play of the same name.[1][2]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Giancarlo Bartolini Salimbeni.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. ^ Jesús Angulo, José Enrique Monterde (1997). Cine francés 1945-1959: de la posguerra a la Nouvelle Vague. Donostia Kultura, 2005. ISBN 1557284539.


  • Burt, Richard. Shakespeares After Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture, Volume 1. Greenwood Press, 2007.

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