Lo Sceicco Bianco / The White Sheik

Category Videography

Synopsis: Ivan Cavalli (Leopoldo Trieste) brings his new wife Wanda (Brunella Bovo) to Rome on the least romantic honeymoon in history, a rigid schedule of family meetings and audiences with the Pope. But Wanda, dreaming of the dashing hero of a photo-strip cartoon, drifts off in search of the White Sheik, thus setting off a slapstick comedy worthy of Chaplin. The style and themes which made Federico Fellini world famous are already apparent in this charming comedy (his first solo directorial effort), featuring such long-time collaborators as his wife, actress Giulietta Masina, and composer Nino Rota.

Director: Federico Fellini

Cast: Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste, Giulietta Masina

Theatrical Release Date: 1952

Language: Italian

Subtitles: English

Run Time: 86 minutes (1 disc)

Special Features:

  • New digital transfer
  • New video interviews with actors Brunella Bovo and Leopoldo Trieste, and Fellini friend Moraldo Rossi
  • Essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Distributor: The Criterion Collection (Spine #189)

See also:

Discography (Lo Sceicco Bianco)

Discography (The White Sheik)


Date 2003-Apr-29