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

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Deeply moving early feature film.
7 July 2001 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

THE ITALIAN is an astonishingly accomplished film for its time. Stunningly shot, with lighting effects that are truly sublime, this is an early gem that clearly reveals REGINALD BARKER to be a pioneer director of equal standing to D.W. GRIFFITH and MAURICE TOURNEUR. How much control Thomas Ince exerted over the production is hard to know, but this film still has extraordinary power. The simple story of an Italian immigrant struggling to keep his family alive in New York, is very moving. The themes of social injustice, revenge and forgiveness are completely relevant today. The use of close-ups is outstanding and the powerhouse performance of GEORGE BEBAN is electrifying. What we need now is a really good print transferred to DVD so we can truly appreciate this early masterpiece of cinema.


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