|Verdi, the King of Melody|
|Directed by||Raffaello Matarazzo|
|Edited by||Mario Serandrei|
|Music by||Giuseppe Verdi|
|22 December 1953|
Giuseppe Verdi, released theatrically in the US as The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi and on video as Verdi, the King of Melody, is a 1953 Italian biographical musical melodrama film starring Pierre Cressoy and directed by Raffaello Matarazzo. It is based on adult life events of the composer Giuseppe Verdi. The film was a commercial success, grossing over 957 million lire at the Italian box office.