Private Angelo (film)

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Private Angelo
"Private Angelo" (1949 film).jpg
Australian 1-sheet poster
Directed by Michael Anderson
Peter Ustinov
Produced by Michael Anderson
Peter Ustinov
Written by Michael Anderson
Peter Ustinov
Eric Linklater (novel)
Starring Peter Ustinov
Godfrey Tearle
María Denis
Marjorie Rhodes
James Robertson Justice
Music by Vittorio Pirone (musical director)
Società Filarmonica di Trequanda (played by)
Cinematography Erwin Hillier
Edited by Charles Hasse
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé
Release date
Running time
106 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £89,980 (UK)[1]

Private Angelo is a 1949 British comedy war film directed by Michael Anderson and Peter Ustinov and starring Ustinov, Godfrey Tearle, Maria Denis and Marjorie Rhodes.[2] It depicts the misadventures of a soldier in the Italian Army during the Second World War. It was adapted from the novel Private Angelo by Eric Linklater. The film's costumes were designed by Ustinov's mother Nadia Benois.

A number of scenes in the film were filmed in the Italian village of Trequanda in the Province of Siena.



  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p490
  2. ^

Nicol, Christopher (2012) "Eric Linklater's Private Angelo and The Dark of Summer". Glasgow: ASLS ISBN 978-1906841119

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