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Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa / Sandra (1965 film)

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Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa / Sandra (1965 film, Italy)

Directed by

Luchino Visconti


  • Producer: Franco Cristaldi
  • Written by Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enrico Medioli
  • The story developes in Wald-Luzzatis' house and surroundings in Volterra, Italy.
  • The film has also been known as 'Sandra Of a Thousand Delights' (USA), and 'Sandra Of These Thousand Pleasures' (UK).
  • Music by Cesar Franck: Prelude, chorale and fugue, pianist and actor Augusto D'Ottavi. Also two contemporary songs are heard: 'E se domani' by Mina Mazzini, and 'Una rotonda sul mare' by Fred Bongusto.
  • Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi
  • Edited by Mario Serandrei
  • Scenography by Mario Garbuglia
  • Costumes by Bice Brichetto


  • Sandra Dawdson (née Wald-Luzzati): Claudia Cardinale
  • Gianni Wald-Luzzati, Sandra's brother: Jean Sorel
  • Andrew Dawdson, Sandra's American husband: Michael Craig
  • Corinna Gilardini, former pianist, Sandra's and Gianni's mother: Marie Bell
  • Antonio Gilardini, lawyer, the second husband of Corinna: Renzo Ricci
  • Pietro Formari, Sandra's ex-boyfriend: Fred Williams
  • Fosca, maid in Wald-Luzzatis' house: Amalia Troiani
  • The pianist in the party: Augusto D'Ottavi