Il Destino (1938)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Il Destino was released outside of Italy as Damsel of Bard. Emma Grammatica stars as Naria, the wife of Franco, the Count of Bard (Luigi Simari). Though she does not love her husband, Naria is loyal to family tradition, refusing any and all erstwhile lovers to keep up appearances. Things change dramatically halfway through the story, by which time the Damsel of Bard has suffered nobly in a stunning variety of gorgeous gowns. Though beautifully photographed, Il Destino proved a bit too stately and stodgy for American tastes.



aging, aristocracy, destiny, dignity, elderly, estate, friendship, memory, poverty, rescue, riches-to-rags, unscrupulous, youth