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João Ratão / Sonoro-Filme apresenta o filme da Tobis Portuguesa ; dirigido por Jorge Brum do Canto ; diálogos e versos de Félix Bermudes e João Basto.


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Lisboa : Lusomundo Audiovisuais, SA, [2005]
  • Video
  • 1 videodisc (approximately 103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced in Portugal as a motion picture in 1940. Extras include photos, poster, lobby cards. Full screen (1.33:1). Based on the play by Ernesto Rodrigues, Félix Bermudes, and João Basto.
Production Credits:
Director of photography, Aquilino Mendes; editing, Jorge Brum do Canto; music, Jaime Silva, Filho and António De, Melo.
Óscar de Lemos, Maria Domingas, António Silva, Manuel Santo Carvalho, Alvaro de Almeida, Costinha, Teresa Casal, Aida Ultz.
João Ratão is a Portuguese soldier serving in France during World War I. He corresponds with a young woman named Vitória in emotional love letters, but he has a comrade write them because he is illiterate. At home, he lacks the courage to tell her the truth, and other men are pursuing Vitória as well.
Canto, Jorge Brum do, 1910- film director, editor of moving image work.
Bermudes, Félix, 1874-1960 screenwriter.
Bastos, João, 1883-1957 screenwriter.
Lemos, Óscar de, actor.
Silva, António, 1886-1971 actor.
Domingas, Maria, 1921- actor.
Carvalho, Manuel Santo, 1891-1974, actor.
Tobis Portuguesa (Firm) production company.
Lusomundo Audiovisuais, publisher.
Related Work:
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Rodrigues, Ernesto, 1875-1926. João Ratão.

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