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The Black Devil (1957)

Il diavolo nero (original title)
Duke Ubaldo of (fictitious) Roccamontana wants to overpower neighboring Italian states by concluding an alliance with the mighty Spaniards. The barons of his council are frightened or ... See full summary »


Sergio Grieco




Cast overview:
Gérard Landry Gérard Landry ... Osvaldo de Marzi
Milly Vitale ... Isabella
Nadia Gray ... Duchessa Lucrezia
Leonora Ruffo ... Stella
Maurizio Arena ... Ruggero
Andrea Aureli ... Lorenzo di Roccabruna
Giulio Battiferri Giulio Battiferri
Nino Crisman Nino Crisman ... Don Pedro
Ughetto Bertucci Ughetto Bertucci
Mariangela Giordano
Enrico Olivieri Enrico Olivieri
Giorgio Ubaldi Giorgio Ubaldi
Renato Montalbano Renato Montalbano
Gino Scotti Gino Scotti


Duke Ubaldo of (fictitious) Roccamontana wants to overpower neighboring Italian states by concluding an alliance with the mighty Spaniards. The barons of his council are frightened or bribed to agree, except two. The old count of Archidosso is killed, his daughter Laura told her hand was promised to the duke. The other, count Riccardo d'Argentari, is beaten up and thrown in the river, presumed dead. But friends save him, so he can become the masked 'black captain' of a rebellion movement. Ubaldo's equally ruthless mistress, donna Violenta, is courteously kidnapped while bringing a message to the Spanish commander, don Diego Espinosa, which the rebels manage to substitute. She maintains an earlier pretense to be on Riccardo's side. When that fails, the tyrant couple kidnaps and tortures Laura. Written by KGF Vissers

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Adventure | Drama






Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

29 March 1957 (Italy) See more »

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Po Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Low-budget costume adventure.
10 December 2003 | by copycat1025See all my reviews

This was one of a handful of films director Sergio Grieco made with producer Ottavio Poggi. Gerard Landry plays the masked hero, who wreaks devastation throughout Roccabruna, after a tyrant, Manfred (played by Andrea Aureli), has deposed and murdered the lawful duke. An incredibly low-budget film, this, however, has its appeal. It also features the lovely Leonora Ruffo in one of her nicest (although most obscure) roles, and ushers in some good performances by Maurizio Arena, Nadia Gray, and Milly Vitale. Giulio Battiferri also shows up, as does an uncredited Gino Scotti, who plays Manfred's deposed brother. Towards the end of the film, it is clear that Landry is running on low batteries, as he lets Arena take the spotlight, while together the two work to defeat the machinations of Manfred. The English version of this film is poorly dubbed, and any original Italian version is nowhere in sight. It displays many trademarks of the Italian adventure film, including the token buffoon (in this case played by Ughetto Bertucci), and the usual damsel-in-distress themes.

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