Giovanni Barrella

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Giovanni Barrella (30 November 1884 – 23 September 1967) was an Italian film actor, writer and painter.


Barrella was born in Milan. His father was a major of the Napoleonic Army and he studied Fine Arts. He worked for Teatro Argentina in Rome and for the Compagnia Lombarda of Alberto Colantuoni. In 1931, he founded his own theatrical company with Paolo Bonecchio. He also published poetry and theatre plays. He died in Erba in 1967.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Le dame nere (1912)
  • Malombra (1942)
  • Vanity (1947)
  • Incantesimo tragico (1951)

External links[edit]


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