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General Della Rovere (1959)

Il generale Della Rovere (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 7 October 1959 (Italy)
Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

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Bardone AKA 'Grimaldi'
Hannes Messemer ...
S.S. Colonel Mueller
Vittorio Caprioli ...
Aristide Bianchelli
Nando Angelini ...
Paolo
Herbert Fischer ...
Sergeant Walter Hageman
Mary Greco ...
Vera (the madam)
Bernardo Menicacci ...
Prison guard
Lucia Modugno ...
Partisan girl
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Prisoner
Kurt Polter ...
German officer
Giuseppe Rosetti ...
Pietro Valeri
Kurt Selge ...
Marshall Schrantz
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German attendant
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Olga
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Valeria
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Genoa, 1943. Grimaldi is a swindler, pretending to be a colonel in the Italian army to get money from the family of people put into jail by the Nazis. Once caught, the Gestapo makes a deal with him : he will stay alive if he impersonates the General Della Rovere, a leader of the Resistance who has just been shot by the Nazis, to be put into a political jail where he is supposed to identify another Resistance leader. Written by Yepok

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The real-life con-man who impersonated Della Rovere was named Bertont. In the book the name was changed to Bertone, and finally ended up as Bardone in the film. See more »

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S.S. Colonel Mueller: Chaplains are not allowed in the political section. I don't trust priests. They're all spies.
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Find perfect of Roberto Rosselini and Vittorio de Sica
25 March 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Bertone, criminal and swindler of little importance in the Genoa city of 1943, accepts the assignment of Nazis to make to him passes by an unruly general, to identify to the chiefs of the resistance. The character of Bertone, wastes sympathy and amiability with all that go by a roundabout way you, included his own victims. It is the rogue with extraordinary elegance, a facet that interprets Vittorio de Sica with true mastery. The scenes and situations they appear in a few stages with excellent characters, cause a change in the person of the protagonist, and this is the center of the film. Magnificent film of Roberto Rosselini


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