In the huge steel factories in Terni (Umbria, Italy), two friends (Mario and Pietro) fight for the love of the same girl (Gina). Pietro dies because of a work accident at the factory. The other workers think Mario is responsible for the death of his friend. Mario, who is innocent, is forced to quit, but his love for Gina and his dedication to his job help him out of his crisis. Written by
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Pirandello, who is one of the greatest Italian writers and later won a Nobel Prize for literature, was asked to write the story by politicians who were very close to Benito Mussolini. He did not appreciate the movie because he thought it revolved too much around the factory's life than around the drama itself. See more