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Tony Palmer's Film About Puccini (1984)

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The acclaimed Tony Palmer helmed this 1984 biopic on 19th and early 20th century Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, here portrayed by Robert Stephens. Palmer opts to focus not on the whole gestalt of Puccini's life, but on a devastating scandal that transpired in 1909, when Giacomo's wife, Elvira Puccini, accused maid Doria Manfredi of bedding her husband. The unfounded allegations prompted a massive lawsuit from the maid's family, and nearly toppled Giacomo's illustrious career. Judith Howarth co-stars. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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NR
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Drama
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Cast

Judith Howarth
as Doria Manfredi
Robert Urquhart
as Doria's Father
Bill Fraser
as Fucini the Lawyer
William Squire
as Giacchi the Doctor
Peter Woodthorpe
as Umberto Manfredi
Andrew Cruickshank
as Father Michelucci
Phil McCall
as Gnicche
Rupert Graves
as Tomio Puccini's Son
Ronald Pickup
as Giulio Ricordi
Phyllis Cannan
as Turandot
Alan Okie
as Ping
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