Marina Berti

Elena Maureen Bertolini, known as Marina Berti, (29 September 1924 – 29 October 2002) was an English-born Italian film actress. Her first screen appearance was in the Anna Magnani film, La Fuggitiva in 1941. She appeared mainly in small roles and in the occasional leading role in nearly 100 films both Italian and American. Her appearances include Quo Vadis (1951), Abdulla the Great (1955), Ben Hur (1959), Cleopatra (1963), If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974), Night Train Murders (1975), and the TV miniseries' Moses the Lawgiver (1975) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977). Her last film appearance was in the Costa-Gavras film Amen. in 2002. [Wikipedia]

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Ben-Hur (1959)

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In 25 AD, Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Haya Harareet  •  Stephen Boyd

In 25 AD, Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Haya Harareet  •  Stephen Boyd

A Face in the Rain (1963)

An American spy hides in an apartment. But the woman who lives there is herself the mistress of a German Officer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Rory Calhoun  •  Massimo Giuliani  •  Niall MacGinnis

An American spy hides in an apartment. But the woman who lives there is herself the mistress of a German Officer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Rory Calhoun  •  Massimo Giuliani  •  Niall MacGinnis

Quo Vadis (1951)

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After fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia, he begins to question the tyrannical leadership of the despotic emperor Nero.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Leo Genn  •  Peter Ustinov

After fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia, he begins to question the tyrannical leadership of the despotic emperor Nero.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Leo Genn  •  Peter Ustinov

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)

A group of travelers from the United States race through seven European countries in 18 days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Ian McShane  •  Mildred Natwick  •  Murray Hamilton

A group of travelers from the United States race through seven European countries in 18 days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Ian McShane  •  Mildred Natwick  •  Murray Hamilton

Moses the Lawgiver (1974)

Story of Moses. Originally a TV Miniseries recut for theaters  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco De Bosio
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Anthony Quayle  •  Ingrid Thulin  •  Irene Papas

Story of Moses. Originally a TV Miniseries recut for theaters  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gianfranco De Bosio
CAST:  Burt Lancaster  •  Anthony Quayle  •  Ingrid Thulin  •  Irene Papas

Deported (1950)

The real-life deportation of gangster Lucky Luciano was the inspiration for this romanticized and slightly crackbrained crime drama. Jeff Chandler plays the Luciano counterpart, who once he arrives in Italy renews his criminal activities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Märta Torén  •  Jeff Chandler  •  Claude Dauphin  •  Marina Berti

The real-life deportation of gangster Lucky Luciano was the inspiration for this romanticized and slightly crackbrained crime drama. Jeff Chandler plays the Luciano counterpart, who once he arrives in Italy renews his criminal activities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Märta Torén  •  Jeff Chandler  •  Claude Dauphin  •  Marina Berti

The Queen of Sheba (1952)

The Queen of Sheba falls in love with the King of Israel. The King of Israel, however, is in love with someone else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pietro Francisci
CAST:  Gino Cervi  •  Leonora Ruffo  •  Gino Leurini  •  Marina Berti

The Queen of Sheba falls in love with the King of Israel. The King of Israel, however, is in love with someone else.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pietro Francisci
CAST:  Gino Cervi  •  Leonora Ruffo  •  Gino Leurini  •  Marina Berti

Up Front (1951)

Military comedy set during WWII, inspired by Bill Mauldin's popular newspaper cartoons of soldiers "Willie" and "Joe".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Hall
CAST:  David Wayne  •  Tom Ewell  •  Jeffrey Lynn  •  Richard Egan

Military comedy set during WWII, inspired by Bill Mauldin's popular newspaper cartoons of soldiers "Willie" and "Joe".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Hall
CAST:  David Wayne  •  Tom Ewell  •  Jeffrey Lynn  •  Richard Egan

Damon and Pythias (1962)

Damon is a thief who begins to question his beliefs after he meets Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Guy Williams  •  Don Burnett  •  Ilaria Occhini  •  Liana Orfei

Damon is a thief who begins to question his beliefs after he meets Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Guy Williams  •  Don Burnett  •  Ilaria Occhini  •  Liana Orfei

Jessica (1962)

When the men of a Sicilian village start obsessing over ravishing blonde midwife Jessica, angry females revolt by refusing to have sex with their husbands. As the local priest tries to encourage procreation, Jessica falls for a tricky recluse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco  •  Oreste Palella
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Noël-Noël  •  Gabriele Ferzetti

When the men of a Sicilian village start obsessing over ravishing blonde midwife Jessica, angry females revolt by refusing to have sex with their husbands. As the local priest tries to encourage procreation, Jessica falls for a tricky recluse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco  •  Oreste Palella
CAST:  Maurice Chevalier  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Noël-Noël  •  Gabriele Ferzetti

Amen. (2002)

Kurt Gerstein—a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS—is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. he is then shocked to learn that the process he used to purify water for his troops by using Zyklon-B, is now used to kill people in gas chambers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Ulrich Tukur  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Ulrich Mühe  •  Michel Duchaussoy

Kurt Gerstein—a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS—is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. he is then shocked to learn that the process he used to purify water for his troops by using Zyklon-B, is now used to kill people in gas chambers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Ulrich Tukur  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Ulrich Mühe  •  Michel Duchaussoy

The Earth Cries Out (1949)

Two Jews and their former British comrade land on opposite sides of the Palestine issue following World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duilio Coletti
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Andrea Checchi  •  Vivi Gioi  •  Carlo Ninchi

Two Jews and their former British comrade land on opposite sides of the Palestine issue following World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duilio Coletti
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Andrea Checchi  •  Vivi Gioi  •  Carlo Ninchi

The Repenter (1985)

A judge on crusade to take down the Italian Mafia uses a gangster turned state's witness (a so-called "repenter") and a New York banker to do it. But things aren't quite what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pasquale Squitieri
CAST:  Franco Nero  •  Tony Musante  •  Erik Estrada  •  Max von Sydow

A judge on crusade to take down the Italian Mafia uses a gangster turned state's witness (a so-called "repenter") and a New York banker to do it. But things aren't quite what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pasquale Squitieri
CAST:  Franco Nero  •  Tony Musante  •  Erik Estrada  •  Max von Sydow

What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)

An unidentified fifteen year-old girl is found hanged after an anonymous tip-off. The girl, Silvia Polvesi, is soon discovered to have been murdered. A peeping tom is caught with photos of her having sex with a teenage drop-out but he is later released due to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Massimo Dallamano
CAST:  Giovanna Ralli  •  Claudio Cassinelli  •  Mario Adorf  •  Franco Fabrizi

An unidentified fifteen year-old girl is found hanged after an anonymous tip-off. The girl, Silvia Polvesi, is soon discovered to have been murdered. A peeping tom is caught with photos of her having sex with a teenage drop-out but he is later released due to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Massimo Dallamano
CAST:  Giovanna Ralli  •  Claudio Cassinelli  •  Mario Adorf  •  Franco Fabrizi

Sicilian Uprising (1949)

Sicilian Uprising or Sicilian Vespers is a 1949 Italian historical drama film directed by Giorgio Pastina and starring Marina Berti, Clara Calamai and Roldano Lupi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giorgio Pàstina
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Clara Calamai  •  Roldano Lupi  •  Steve Barclay

Sicilian Uprising or Sicilian Vespers is a 1949 Italian historical drama film directed by Giorgio Pastina and starring Marina Berti, Clara Calamai and Roldano Lupi.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giorgio Pàstina
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Clara Calamai  •  Roldano Lupi  •  Steve Barclay

The Gate of Heaven (1945)

Episodic film with flashbacks about the lives of some sick and infirm people travelling on the same train, making a pilgrimage to the shine of Our Lady of Loreto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Elettra Druscovich  •  Massimo Girotti  •  Roldano Lupi

Episodic film with flashbacks about the lives of some sick and infirm people travelling on the same train, making a pilgrimage to the shine of Our Lady of Loreto.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Elettra Druscovich  •  Massimo Girotti  •  Roldano Lupi

Casta diva (1954)

As soon as he graduated from the Naples Conservatory, Vincenzo Bellini meets Maddalena Fumaroli and immediately falls in love with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carmine Gallone
CAST:  Antonella Lualdi  •  Nadia Gray  •  Maurice Ronet  •  Fausto Tozzi

As soon as he graduated from the Naples Conservatory, Vincenzo Bellini meets Maddalena Fumaroli and immediately falls in love with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carmine Gallone
CAST:  Antonella Lualdi  •  Nadia Gray  •  Maurice Ronet  •  Fausto Tozzi

The Swordsman of Siena (1962)

A 16th-century Spanish overlord hires Thomas Stanswood (Stuart Granger) to protect his, less than eager, fiancee (Sylva Koscina) from rebels. Thomas finds himself drawn to both the fiancee and the rebels side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baccio Bandini
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Sylva Koscina  •  Christine Kaufmann  •  Alberto Lupo

A 16th-century Spanish overlord hires Thomas Stanswood (Stuart Granger) to protect his, less than eager, fiancee (Sylva Koscina) from rebels. Thomas finds himself drawn to both the fiancee and the rebels side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baccio Bandini
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Sylva Koscina  •  Christine Kaufmann  •  Alberto Lupo

Planet Venus (1972)

Matteo is a communist intellectual, the son of a wealthy bourgeois, who found himself blind from an eye after the war. One day in the streets of Rome he meets Amelia, a child suffocated by the bourgeois environment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elda Tattoli
CAST:  Bedy Moratti  •  Mario Piave  •  Francisco Rabal  •  Lilla Brignone

Matteo is a communist intellectual, the son of a wealthy bourgeois, who found himself blind from an eye after the war. One day in the streets of Rome he meets Amelia, a child suffocated by the bourgeois environment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elda Tattoli
CAST:  Bedy Moratti  •  Mario Piave  •  Francisco Rabal  •  Lilla Brignone

Made in Italy (1965)

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A group of Italians take a flight to Sweden: among them there are the tourists, and the immigrants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nanni Loy
CAST:  Lando Buzzanca  •  Aldo Giuffrè  •  Walter Chiari  •  Lea Massari

A group of Italians take a flight to Sweden: among them there are the tourists, and the immigrants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nanni Loy
CAST:  Lando Buzzanca  •  Aldo Giuffrè  •  Walter Chiari  •  Lea Massari
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