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The Italian (1915)

Passed  -  Drama  -  January 1915 (USA)
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An immigrant leaves his sweetheart in Italy to find a better life across the sea in the grimy slums of New York. They are eventually reunited and marry. But life in New York is hard and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
George Beban ...
Beppo Donnetti
Clara Williams ...
Annette Ancello Donnetti
J. Frank Burke ...
Trudo Ancello - Annette's Father
Leo Willis ...
Corrigan - NYC Ward Boss
Fanny Midgley
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An immigrant leaves his sweetheart in Italy to find a better life across the sea in the grimy slums of New York. They are eventually reunited and marry. But life in New York is hard and tragedy tarnishes their dream of a better life in the new world. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION By Special Arrangement with the New York Motion Picture Company Presents GEORGE BEBAN in "THE ITALIAN" ( original poster)

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January 1915 (USA)  »

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991. See more »

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Interesting as an early full length (6 reel) feature
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Very well preserved and amazingly well done for a movie of this period. The story has a nice mix of drama and comedy, including a few scenes similar to those in slapstick comedies of the time.

Nice sets and even the "Venice" and the "Italian vineyard" scenes look good. Some interesting backlit shots. Still has some melodramatic touches and broad acting, but looks 10 years ahead of its time.


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