Film company specializing in production and distribution of films.

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Cines Studios

The Cines Studios were film production studios located in the Italian capital Rome.

Steven Spielberg (standing) with Chandran Rutnam in Sri Lanka, during the production of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (released 1984)

They were established on Via Veio in 1930 by Stefano Pittaluga, head of the Cines film company, at the beginning of the sound era.

Paris Film Congress

Major meeting of European film producers and distributors in the French capital Paris from 2–4 February 1909.

Steven Spielberg (standing) with Chandran Rutnam in Sri Lanka, during the production of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (released 1984)

Amongst the major companies taking part were Pathé, Gaumont and Éclair of France, Cines and Ambrosio Film of Italy, Messter Film of Germany, Hepworth Pictures of Britain and Nordisk of Denmark.

Quo Vadis (1913 film)

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Quo Vadis is an Italian film directed by Enrico Guazzoni for Cines in 1913, based on the 1896 novel of the same name written by Henryk Sienkiewicz.

Paradise (1932 film)

1932 Italian comedy film directed by Guido Brignone and starring Nino Besozzi, Sandra Ravel and Lamberto Picasso.

It was produced by Cines, the largest Italian film studio at the time.

Stefano Pittaluga

Italian film producer, one of several figures who helped revive Italian film production in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Stefano Pittaluga

Pittaluga's power grew in 1926 when he acquired the traditional leading production outfit Cines from the conglomerate Unione Cinematografica Italiana.

What Scoundrels Men Are!

1932 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Camerini.

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It was produced by Cines with film sets designed by the art director Gastone Medin.


Italian film production and distribution entity that operated between 1935 and 1956.


It was formed in 1935, taking over the former organisation of Stefano Pittaluga and his Cines company.

Emilio Cecchi

Italian literary critic, art critic and screenwriter.

Samuel Johnson, one of the most influential writers and critics of the 18th century. see: Samuel Johnson's literary criticism.

In 1932 Ludovico Toeplitz of Cines appointed Emilio Cecchi to the position of artistic director at the company's new Rome studios.

Gavino Gabriel

Italian composer, ethnomusicologist scholar of Sardinian music, especially that of Gallura, and has written and published many essays on the subject.

Municipio Tempio Pausania

He made the documentary Nei paesi dell’orbace, filmed in Sardinia and published the following year by the Cines film production company.

Ufa-Palast am Zoo

Major Berlin cinema owned by Universum Film AG, or Ufa.

Ufa-Palast, c. 1935
Ausstellungshallen am Zoo (left) and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, c. 1910 postcard
Ufa-Palast, Memorial Church and Gloria-Palast, view from Zoo station, August 1926
Joseph Goebbels and Ewald von Demandowsky (right rear) at an event in the Ufa-Palast am Zoo, 19 January 1938

In 1913–15, projection facilities were installed by Oskar Kaufmann for the première of the film Quo Vadis, produced by the Italian Cines company, and from 1913 to 1914, the theatre was called the Cines-Palast.