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The Leopard

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Duration:
187 min | Spain:151 min (cut version) | UK:161 min (cut version) | USA:165 min (cut version) | France:195 min (Cannes Film Festival) | 205 min (premiere version) | West Germany:161 min (cut version)
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
8.1
Director:
Luchino Visconti
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 5 nominations
Details
Country: Italy
Release Date: 1963-07-15
Filming Locations: Ariccia, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Earnings
Opening Weekend: £39,102 (UK) (4 May 2003)
Gross: £112,329 (UK) (11 May 2003)
Cast
Actor
Character
Giuliano Gemma
Giuliano Gemma
The Leopard
Burt Lancaster
Prince Don Fabrizio Salina
Claudia Cardinale
Angelica Sedara
Alain Delon
Tancredi Falconeri
Paolo Stoppa
Don Calogero Sedara
Rina Morelli
Princess Maria Stella Salina
Romolo Valli
Father Pirrone
Terence Hill
Count Cavriaghi
Pierre Clémenti
Francesco Paolo
Lucilla Morlacchi
Concetta
Ida Galli
Carolina
Ottavia Piccolo
Caterina
Carlo Valenzano
Paolo
Brook Fuller
Little Prince
Anna Maria Bottini
Mademoiselle Dombreuil, the Governess
Lola Braccini
Donna Margherita
Marino Masé
Tutor
Howard Nelson Rubien
Don Diego
Tina Lattanzi
Marcella Rovena
Rina De Liguoro
Princess of Presicce
Valerio Ruggeri
Giovanni Melisenda
Don Onofrio Rotolo
Giancarlo Lolli
(as Carlo Lolli)
Franco Gulà
Vittorio Duse
Vanni Materassi
Giuseppe Stagnitti
Carmelo Artale
Olimpia Cavalli
Mariannina
Anna Maria Surdo
Halina Zalewska
(as Alina Zalewska)
Winni Riva
Stelvio Rosi
Carlo Palmucci
Dante Posani
Rosolino Bua
Ivo Garrani
Colonel Pallavicino
Leslie French
Cavalier Chevally
Serge Reggiani
Don Francisco Ciccio Tumeo
Marie Bell
(uncredited)
Lou Castel
Party guest (uncredited)
Sandra Christolini
Youngest Daughter
Maurizio Merli
(uncredited)
Augusto Pescarini
(uncredited)
Paola Piscini
(uncredited)
Amalia Troiani
(uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The film was shot over 11 of the hottest weeks of the year. Toward the end of the schedule, Burt Lancaster took time out to pick up his Best Actor's prize for Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) at the Venice Film Festival.
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While the film was photographed in Technicolor's large format Technirama wide screen system, 20th Century-Fox changed the credit on their prints to reflect it was in CinemaScope and Color by DeLuxe.
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Horst Buchholz turned down the role of Tancredi.
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Goofs
There is much kissing of hands during the movie. According to the book "Histoire de la politesse de 1789 à nos jours (History of good manners from 1789 till today)" by F. Rouvillois, the kissing of hands only appeared at the turn of the XXth century when the story in the movie was supposed to take place in 1860-1862, more than 40 years before.
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During one of the long shots of the journey to Donnafugata, a blur crosses the screen near the center, apparently caused by a fly crawling over the lens.
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In the first scenes of the movie, Burt Lancaster goes to his girlfriend's home, who is about 40 year's old in 1860, but she has a vaccine scar on her left arm. The first vaccine was found in 1885 by Louis Pasteur.
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Quotes
Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: [of the Sicilians] "They never want to improve. They think themselves perfect. Their vanity is greater than their misery."
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Angelica Sedara: Listen to me. Concetta is right. To marry him after loving you would be like drinking water after tasting...
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Prince Don Fabrizio Salina: We're not blind in spirit, Father. We're just human beings in a changing world.
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Photos from cast
Giuliano Gemma
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