CORRADINO DI SVEVIA
L'ultimo degli Hobenstarfen
1909, regia di Romolo Bacchini
Scheda: Nazione: Italia - Produzione: Vesuvio Films - Distribuzione: Vesuvio Films - Sceneggiatura: Ferruccio Sacerdoti - Formato: B.N., muto.
Cast: Gennaro Righelli (?).
«Alcuni messi reali giungono nel castello di Schwangen per invitare Corradino di Svevia in Italia. Ma si tratta di una trappola, perché, appena giunto in Italia, il giovanissimo Corradino viene trattenuto del castello di Frangipane, il quale lo consegna al papa e a Carlo d’Angiò. Il prigioniero sarà condannato a morte e decapitato» (Vito Attolini).
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - ftvdb.bfi.org.uk: «The story of Conrad V the last of the Hohenstaufen dynasty. Main title (1). Conrad, Elizabeth of Bavaria and Frederick of Austria entertain themselves. The Italian legation arrive at the castle gate and a messenger is sent to Conrad. Conrad, Elizabeth and Frederick meet the legation in the throne room. They invite Conrad to Italy [to recapture Sicily from Charles of Anjou]. Conrad accepts. At the castle gate he takes leave of his mother and with Frederick and an escort sets off for Italy. The entourage ride along a track. [Missing section of film]. Conrad and Frederick make their escape (?) by foot. They arrive at the castle of Baron Frangipane who feigns friendliness but who secretly writes to Charles of Anjou and Pope Clement IV [the enemies of Conrad]. While Conrad and Frederick play chess, the delegates from Charles and the Pope meet with the Baron. During their negotiations Robert of Lavena (Charles' delegate) presents the Baron with a chest of treasure, much to the consternation of the Pope's delegate, Cardinal Giodano of Terracina. The Baron agrees to hand over Conrad to Charles of Anjou. The Cardinal leaves the meeting and tries to warn Conrad. However the Baron arrives with Robert and some guards and they arrest Conrad and Frederick. In prison Conrad and Frederick mourn their fate. A man, two guards and a priest enter. The man reads the death warrant for Conrad who is consoled by the priest. In the market place of Naples, Conrad is brought to the scaffold and made ready for the beheading (712ft). Note (1): Incomplete. German titles».
Conosciuto anche con i titoli: Conrad de Souabe; Konrad von Schwaben; End of a Dinasty.