Castles in the Air (1939 film)

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Castles in the Air
Directed byAugusto Genina
Produced byC.O. Barbieri
Written byFranz Karl Franchy [de] (novel)
Renato Castellani
Alessandro De Stefani
Mario Soldati
Franz Tanzler
Augusto Genina
StarringLilian Harvey
Vittorio De Sica
Otto Treßler
Hilde von Stolz
Music byAlessandro Cicognini
CinematographyGünther Anders
Konstantin Irmen-Tschet
Edited byWaldemar Gaede
Fernando Tropea
Astra Film
Distributed byGeneralcine (Italy)
UFA (Germany)
Release date
19 March 1939
Running time
96 minutes

Castles in the Air (Italian: Castelli in aria) is a 1939 Italian comedy film directed by Augusto Genina and starring Lilian Harvey, Vittorio De Sica and Otto Treßler.[1] It was made at Cinecittà in Rome, as part of a co-production with Germany. A separate German-language version was also released. It is based on a novel by Franz Karl Franchy [de].


A wardrobe mistress at a Vienna theatre wins a competition, receiving as her prize a luxury tour round Italy. On the train she meets an impoverished young Italian who pretends to be a prince.

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  1. ^ Moliterno p.80


  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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