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Franco Ferrara

Franco Ferrara



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Music (feature film)

Senso (1968) as Cond
An Italian countess risks the fate of her country for the love of an Austrian soldier.
Journey Beneath the Desert (1967) as Music Director
The Bible...In the Beginning (1966) as Cond
John Huston narrates this dramatization of the Book of Genesis.
The Mongols (1966) as Mus cond
Railroad Man, The (1965) as Music Supervision
The life of a railroad engineer starts to fall apart when he becomes plagued by family and job troubles, which soon drive him back to the pub to find solace.
The Cavern (1965) as Cond
An explosion traps soldiers and civilians in a cave during World War II.
The Railroad Man (1965) as Music Director
Before the Revolution (1965) as Music Director
The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial friend Agostino, a possible suicide. Gina is herself a bundle of nervous energy, alternately sweet, seductive, poetic, distracted, and unhinged. They begin a love affair after Agostino's funeral, then Gina confuses Fabrizio by sleeping with a stranger. Their visits to Cesare and then to Puck, one of Gina's older friends, a landowner losing his land, dramatize contrasting images of Italy's future. Their own futures are bleak.
The Golden Arrow (1964) as Cond
An Arabian bandit discovers he's the long lost son of a Sultan.
Dark Purpose (1964) as Mus cond
An American tourist falls in love with an Italian count who harbors a deadly secret.
Bandits of Orgosolo (1964) as Mus cond
A peasant Sardinian shepherd is wrongly accused of a theft and a murder, and in trying to escape with his flock, he sadly finds his sheep dying one by one.
The Condemned of Altona (1963) as Cond
The Leopard (1963) as Cond by
A Sicilian aristocrat tries to protect his family from social upheavals.
The Steppe (1963) as Mus cond
Square of Violence (1963) as Mus cond
Swordsman of Siena (1962) as Mus cond
An adventurer's loyalties are tested when he falls in with rebels in 16th-century Spain.
Everybody Go Home! (1962) as Mus cond
Barabbas (1962) as Mus cond
A thief is pardoned so Jesus can be crucified in his place.
Damon and Pythias (1962) as Music Director
Two men from different cultures forge a strong friendship.
La Viaccia (1962) as Mus cond
In 1880s France a young man, receiving an inheritance from his uncle after the latter buys the family farm, goes to Paris where he falls desperately in love with a headstrong and beautiful prostitute and thereby disgraces the family name.
La dolce vita (1961) as Cond
A young writer gets initiated into the decadent lifestyle of Rome.
Francis of Assisi (1961) as Mus cond
The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross.
White Nights (1961) as Mus cond
An office worker falls for a woman who's pining for the man who deserted her.
Violent Summer (1961) as Mus cond
A whodunit centering around some wealthy vacationers in the Riviera who are suddenly thrown into a murder mystery when a young girl is found dead on the beach by their home.
Carthage in Flames (1961) as Cond
The Great War (1961) as Music Director
Two reluctant Italian army draftees try to avoid going to the battle front during World War II. When they are sent into town for supplies they scam a way to spend the night partying and falling in love. The next morning, they wake up to find that their whole battalion has been killed. It changes t
Hannibal (1960)
After making his historic crossing of the Alps with elephants transporting supplies and troops, Hannibal (Victor Mature) marches on Rome in a war of revenge. During his advance, he captures Sylvia (Rita Gam), the niece of Roman Senator Fabius Maximus (Gabriele Ferzett) but, instead of holding her prisoner, he shows her his powerful army and herds of elephants, then sets her free. He is sure she will report what she has seen to his Roman enemies. Hannibal defeats the Romans at the battle of Trebbia and sends a message to Sylvia that he is marching on Rome. Sylvia succumbs to her love of Hannibal and they have a rendezvous, but are surprised by a Roman patrol. Hannibal escapes and Sylvia is confined to the temple of the Vesta Goddess. She escapes and meets Hannibal again. Hannibal orders his brother Hasdrubal (Rik Battaglia) to Carthage to take over command of the reenforcements preparing to join Hannibal. Hannibals wife Danila (Milly Vitale)arrives from Carthage unexpectedly and Sylvia runs away and returns to Rome, where she is tried for high trteason and sentenced to death. Hannibal continues to fight but he knows he will not succeed in destroying Rome.
Five Branded Women (1960) as Mus cond
Scent of Mystery (1960) as Cond
An Englishman is part of a search for a mysterious woman who is to inherit three-million dollars, but must come forward by midnight the following day.
Under Ten Flags (1960) as Cond
Tempest (1959) as Mus cond
Epic tale of a Russian soldier who gets involved with a Cossack rebel, saving his life. Soon, that Cossack overthrows the Empress and becomes the self-appointed tsar, Peter III.
Solomon and Sheba (1959) as Cond
Epic tale of the Biblical king''''s seduction by a pagan queen.
Roof, The (1959) as Music Director
Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home.
House of Intrigue, The (1959) as Music Director
Attila (1958) as Music Conductor
Attila the Hun goes to Rome and wreaks all kinds of havoc. Fortunately, the Pope enlists a little Divine intervention to stop the barbaric invader before all is lost.
This Angry Age (1958) as Cond
The Vikings (1958) as Orch cond
Viking half-brothers fight over a throne and a beautiful captive.
A Farewell to Arms (1957) as Cond
The story of an affair between an English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.
Alexander the Great (1956) as Cond
Biography of the ancient warrior who conquered the known world.
War and Peace (1956) as [Mus] dir
A young Russian girl fights to save her family during Napoleon's invasion of her homeland.
Ulysses (1955) as [Mus] dir
Epic tale of Ulysses' travels and his return home to Ithaca to be reunited with his wife who has long thought him dead.
Mambo (1955) as Cond
A sultry dancer is torn between two men--one a wealthy nobleman who is enamored of her and wishes to help her rise to the top and the other a sleazy, macho type who tries to convince her to bilk the richer man out of his money.
La Strada (1954) as Music Conductor
A traveling strongman buys a peasant girl to be his wife and co-star.
Indiscretion of an American Wife (1954) as Cond
An American woman tries to break off her relationship with her Italian lover.
I Vitelloni (1953) as Music Conductor
Five friends struggle to escape the boredom of their provincial hometown in Italy.
Sacco di Roma, Il (1953) as Music
Bellissima (1951) as Music Director
Film director Blasetti is looking for a little girl for his new movie. Along with other mothers, Maddelena takes her daugther to Cinecittà, hoping she'll be selected and become a star. She is ready to sacrifice anything for little Maria, even if her husband would prefer they save their little money for the rent, instead of paying teachers, hairdressers or bribes for her illusions.

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