Il cavaliere misterioso 1948
If you can imagine a James Bond movie dolled up in sumptuous 18th-century garb - with moody black-and-white camerawork, Baroque direction and a witty script - you may get some idea of what a rich and rare treat awaits anyone who can track down this long-neglected Riccardo Freda gem.

The film is in no way based on Casanova's memoirs, but only takes his character and uses him in a pure action-adventure realm of 18th century Italy and Russia.
The story is simple: Casanova's brother is imprisoned in 18th century Venice under false accusations and our hero is the only one who can or want to help him to get out. In order to do that he has to find and bring back a compromising letter that was recently stolen from an important government official and is on its way to Russia in order to be delivered to Catherine II the Great personally who is supposed to make its content public. Casanova embarks on a perilous journey to Russia following the letter's trail and striving for adventures that are undoubtedly awaiting him ahead.

Director: Riccardo Freda
Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Maria Mercader, Yvonne Sanson
Country: Italy
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:31:02 | 4.16 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English, Italiano

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