De Sica al cinema playlist

De Sica in the movies

The 1930s were very important for the development of Vittorio De Sica's career as a screen actor. In that decade, he established himself as a brilliant young actor, thanks above all to three directors he worked with on more than one occasion: Mario Camerini, Amleto Palermi and Mario Mattoli. At the same time, his career as a singer was shaping up, given that, in those movies, De Sica often sang one or more songs in a voice that was not particularly powerful but extremely gracious and tuneful. It was perfect for the roles he played and, as he gradually gained experience, he had more leeway to move towards a decidedly pleasing recitar cantando, a hybrid between speech and singing. And how could it be otherwise, since this was an actor who also transferred the mechanisms of acting to singing. His role as a singer was fully consecrated, as we know, from the beginning of his screen career, when De Sica was directed by Mario Camerini in What Scroundrels Men are... in 1932. And it was from the screen that he sang the famous Parlami d'amore Mariù, music by Cesare Andrea Bixio and lyrics by Ennio Neri, which became more popular than the film itself, a super-classic of Italian song. Below is a list of the films in which the songs in this playlist were originally included.


01. What Scroundrels Men are...  - Mario Camerini, 1932

02. The Song of the Sun - Max Neufeld, 1933

03. La segretaria per tutti  -  Amleto Palermi, 1933

04. Full Speed – Mario Mattoli, 1934

05. Full Speed – Mario Mattoli, 1934

06. I Love You Only – Mario Mattoli, 1935

07. I Don’t Know You Anymore (with Elsa Merlini) -  Nunzio Malasoma, 1936

08. I Don’t Know You Anymore (with Elsa Merlini) -  Nunzio Malasoma, 1936

09. These Children -  Mario Mattoli, 1937

10. These Children -  Mario Mattoli, 1937

11. They’ve Kidnapped a Man – Gennaro Righelli, 1938

12. They’ve Kidnapped a Man – Gennaro Righelli, 1938

13. The Two Mothers -  Amleto Palermi, 1938

14. Castles in the Air -  Augusto Genina, 1939

C’era un ragazzo che come me amava i Beatles e i Rolling Stones
(Mauro Lusini-Franco Migliacci) – Gianni Morandi, 1966 The composer was Mauro Lu...
Una casa in cima al mondo
(Pino Donaggio-Vito Pallavicini) – Pino Donaggio, 1966 That too came out in the ...
(Lucio Dalla-Paola Pallottino) – Lucio Dalla, 1971 One day, at the beginning of ...
On the other hand I had the Delirium with Jesahel under my belt, a success beyon...
(Amedeo Minghi) – Amedeo Minghi, 1976 L’immenso really stems from the need to af...
Mogol e Bob Dylan
I translated Dylan’s lyrics. I had a contract that stipulated that Dylan c...
Nel sole
(Pino Massara, Vito Pallavicini) – Al Bano, 1967 At the end of April 1967 I reco...
Pensieri e parole
Pensieri e parole talks about a communication problem with a loved one. It is co...
Una lacrima sul viso
(Mogol-Bobby Solo) – Bobby Solo, 1964 They were a bit perplexed at Ricordi...