GenreDrama, Romance Duration LanguageFrench
WriterJean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi dAmico, Alfredo Guarini Release dateFrance:
16 November 1949
26 March 1950 Initial releaseSeptember 19, 1949 (Italy) ScreenplayAlfredo Guarini, Suso Cecchi dAmico, Cesare Zavattini, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost CastJean Gabin (Pierre Arrignon), Isa Miranda (Marta Manfredini), Vera Talchi (Cecchina), Andrea Checchi (Giuseppe), Robert Dalban (le Bosco du navire "Flora"), Ave Ninchi (Maria) Similar moviesDirected by Rene Clement, Jean Gabin movies, Movies about Italy
The walls of malapaga
The Walls of Malapaga (Italian: Le mura di Malapaga, French: Au-delà des grilles (Beyond the Gates)), is a 1949 Franco-Italian film co-production made by Francinex and Italia Produzione. It was directed by René Clément and produced by Alfredo Guarini from a screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico and Alfredo Guarini adapted by Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost. The music score was by Roman Vlad and the cinematography by Louis Page.
Gabin is a French criminal, Pierre Arrignon, on the run who finds himself in Genoa, Italy, and falls in love with a local girl, Marta Manfredini (played by Isa Miranda). The film is set in Italy but the dialogue is primarily in French.
Jean Gabin as Pierre Arrignon
Isa Miranda as Marta Manfredini
Vera Talchi as Cecchina, Marta's daughter
Andrea Checchi as Giuseppe, Marta's husband
Robert Dalban as the mariner
Ave Ninchi as Maria, the neighbour
Checco Rissone as the forger
Renato Malavasi as the dentist
Carlo Tamberlani as the inspector
Vittorio Duse as the agent
The Walls of Malapaga was highly regarded in its day: it won an honorary Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and both Clément and Miranda won awards at the 1949 Cannes Film Festival.