L'Albero Di Adamo (1936)

Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Prolific actor/director Mario Bonnard had another winner on his hands with L'Alberio di Adamo (Adam's Tree). Despite its title, the film is not Biblical in nature -- rather, "Adam's Tree" is the name bestowed upon a small tree in a small Italian town, under which two young lovers were once discovered commiserating romantically. Since that time, the tree has become a rendezvous for every would-be Adam and Eve in the vicinity; thus, when handsome young Baldi is seen driving the beautiful widow Matilde in the direction of the tree, everyone misunderstands the circumstances. As the rumors catch fire and burn out of control, the person who suffers most is the respectable Dr. Lombardi, in whose automobile Baldi and Matilde were driving. There's a happy ending when Dr. Lombardi's "notoriety" makes him world famous -- and, for the first time in his life, a desirable soul-mate for many a gorgeous damsel.



love, misunderstanding, rendezvous, romance, widow/widower