A Severa (film)
Poster for the film
|Directed by||José Leitão de Barros|
|Written by||J. Bernard Brunius
António Luis Lopes
|Music by||Frederico de Freitas|
Video e Televisão
Lisvendas Audio e Video
|17 July 1931 (Portugal)|
A Severa is a Portuguese 1931 film, directed by Leitão de Barros, famous for being the first Portuguese all-talking sound film, a biopic of the fado singer Maria Severa Onofriana, known as A Severa, based on the novel by Júlio Dantas.
- Dina Teresa as Maria Severa Orofriana dita A Severa
- António Luis Lopes as Don João, Count of Marialva
- Antonio Lavradio as Don José
- Ribeiro Lopes as Judge
- Silvestre Alegrim as Timpanas, Coach Driver
- Costinha as Marquis of Seide (as Augusto Costa)
- Antonio Fagim as Romão, Landlord
- Patrício Álvares as Diogo
- Eduardo Dores as Gypsy
- Oliveira Martins as The Duke
The film was shot in Paris.
The film is rarely seen today, and doesn't have the popularity of other films of the 1930s, seen as the golden era of Portuguese cinema. Maria Severa Onofriana is often mentioned in fado songs today.
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