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Oswaldo Valenti


1906 - 1945

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The Italian actor Oswaldo Valenti began his film career with the German silent movie "Ungarische Rhapsodie" (28), but with the rise of the sound he was no longer able to continue his work in Germany.

Therefore he returned to Italy where he wrote his first name with a "v" again and he gained a foothold in Italy in the 30's. To his talkies till to the beginning of World War II belong "Cinque a zero" (32), "Ragazzo" (33), "Creature della notte" (34), "La contessa di Parma" (37), "La vedova" (39) and "Un' avventure di Salvator Rosa" (39). 

During the shooting of the last-mentioned movie he met the actress Luisa Ferida. They fell in love and became a son.

The career of Osvaldo Valenti found his height in the 40's. In this decade followed numerous movies like "Abbandono" (40), "Antonio Meucci" (40), "Boccaccio" (40), "Capitan Fracassa" (40), "Giuliano de' Medici" (41),"Don Buonaparte" (41), "La maschera di Cesare Borgia" (41), "La sonnambula" (41), "I cavalieri de deserto" (42), "Fedora" (42), "Gli ulitimi filbustieri" (43) and "Enrico IV" (43).

In the political view Osvaldo Valenti was a fanatic fascist who had good contacts to fascist politicians and personalities. This was also the reason that his name was noted on the hit list of the partisans.

At the same day when Adolf Hitler shoot in Berlin Osvaldo Valenti was killed too together with his pregnant wife Luisa Ferida.
They were arrested on April 30, 1945 and were killed in broad daylight at the same day by partisans without a trial. 

Only many years later it turned out that one of the participated heads of the partisans was the later Italian president Sandro Pertini.
 

Other movies with Oswaldo Valenti:
 La fortuna di zanze (33) La danza delle lancette (36) Unsere kleine Frau (38) Ettore Fieramosca (38) Mille lire al mese (39) Il fornaretto di Venezia (39) Frenesia (39) Uragano ai tropici (39) I pirati del golfo (40) Una lampada alla finestra (40) Fanfulla da Lodi (40) Trappola d'amore (40) Oltre d'amore (40) La leggenda azzurra (40) La zia smemorata (40) Idilliio a Budapest (41) Il re d'Inghilterra non paga (41) Beatrice Cenci (41) L'amante segreta (41) La corona di ferro (41) Primo amore (41) Il vetturale del San Gottardo (41) Piazza San Sepolcro (42) Sancta Maria (42) La cena delle beffe (42) Le due orfanelle (42) La bella addormentata (42) Orizzonte di sangue (42) Luisa Sanfelice (42)  La valle del diavolo (43) Harlem (43) La locandiera (44) Fatto di cronaca (45) L'invasore (49)

Director:
I cavalieri del deserto (42)


 
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