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Mother Earth (film)

Mother Earth
Directed by Alessandro Blasetti
Written by Goffredo Alessandrini
Camillo Apolloni
Gian Bistolfi
Alessandro Blasetti
Starring Leda Gloria
Sandro Salvini
Isa Pola
Olga Capri
Music by Francesco Balilla Pratella
Pietro Sassoli
Cinematography Giulio De Luca
Carlo Montuori
Edited by Carlo José Bassoli
Alessandro Blasetti
Distributed by Societa Anonima Stefano Pittaluga
Release dates
April 1931
Running time
90 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Mother Earth (Italian:Terra madre) is a 1931 Italian drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Leda Gloria, Sandro Salvini and Isa Pola. It was made at the Cines Studios in Rome. Along with Blasetti's other early films, it shows a strong influence of Soviet-style realism.[1] A country landowner decides to sell up and move to the city, but later has a change of heart. It was part of Fascist Italy's promotion of rural over urban values.



  1. ^ Reich & Garofalo p.224


  • Reich, Jacqueline & Garofalo, Piero. Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1943. Indiana University Press, 2002.

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