Giovanni Enrico Vidali

Giovanni Enrico Vidali (1869-1937), Aldo Vidali’s grandfather, was a renown actor, director, writer, and producer in the early Italian silent cinema. To his list of credits (full credit list) belong the films Jone o gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (1913),  Croce nera (1914), and Spartaco (1913). The following are scenes from Spartaco.

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Giovanni’s daughter, Emilia Vidali, Aldo’s mother, began her stage career at a young age. In the picture below, she is acting in I Promessi Sposi with her Aunt Maria Gandini.

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