The Courier of the King

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The Courier of the King
The Courier of the King.jpg
Directed by Gennaro Righelli
Written by Stendhal (novel)
Ignazio Nicolai
Mario Monicelli
Ernesto Guida
Gennaro Righelli
Starring Rossano Brazzi
Irasema Dilián
Valentina Cortese
Carlo Ninchi
Music by Giuseppe Becce
Cinematography Carlo Montuori
Edited by Gennaro Righelli
Domus Film
Distributed by Fincine
Release date
4 December 1947
Running time
98 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Courier of the King (Italian: Il corriere del re) is a 1947 Italian historical film directed by Gennaro Righelli and starring Rossano Brazzi, Irasema Dilián and Valentina Cortese.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1830 novel The Red and the Black by Stendhal. It was the final film of the veteran director Righelli, who had previously directed a silent version of the story in 1928.



  1. ^ Moliterno p.208


  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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