• Release Date: March 9, 1926
  • Cast: Victor Varconi, Rina De Liguoro, Bernhard Goetzke
  • Directors: Carmine Gallone, Amleto Palermi

Synopsis: Co-presented by the Getty Villa: Incredibly Rare Screening! THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII (GLI ULTIMI GIORNI DI POMPEII), 1926, 144 min. Dirs. Carmine Gallone, Amleto Palermi. This adaptation of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's popular 19th-century historical novel of the same title centers on the love between young dandy Glaucus and the beautiful Ione in the days leading up to Mount Vesuvius' eruption. It was Italy's most expensive production up to that point, with sumptuous sets and photography re-envisioning a standing Pompeii followed by the volcano's devastating mayhem, and one of the grandest examples of early cinema's fascination with the legendary natural disaster. With Victor Varconi, Rina De Liguoro and MarĂ­a Corda. Featuring live musical accompaniment.