MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,266 this week

The Assassin (1961)
"L'assassino" (original title)

 |  Crime, Thriller  |  August 1965 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 406 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 17 critic

Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police in his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what is the investigation about as we find out details about his life.

Director:

Writers:

(story) (as Antonio Guerra) , (story), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 530 titles
created 20 Mar 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Assassin" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Assassin (1961)

The Assassin (1961) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Assassin.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bell' Antonio (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Brasseur
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi, following Lorenzo's recent passing from a long and debilitating illness at age ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jacques Perrin, Sylvie
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Simone Signoret, Marcello Mastroianni, Sandra Milo
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Directors: Eduardo De Filippo, Marco Ferreri, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Spaak, Virna Lisi
I Am Afraid (1977)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Journey into the fears of the escort agent Graziano, guilty of knowing too much.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Erland Josephson, Mario Adorf
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Directors: Mario Monicelli, Elio Petri, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Fulvia Franco, John Phillip Law
Le mani sporche (TV Series 1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Giuliana de Sio, Giovanni Visentin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sandro is a well-known journalist and he is conducting a survey on human selfishness. Every man and every woman he meets turns into a theme for his inquiry. Even his own wife, Titta. But ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Silvana Mangano, Walter Chiari
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Directors: Giuseppe Orlandini, Franco Rossi
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jacqueline Sassard, Marisa Merlini
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Elio Petri, Nelo Risi
Stars: Giancarlo Dettori, Luigi Diberti, Renzo Montagnani
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Belinda Lee, Sandra Milo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Alfredo Martelli
...
Adalgisa De Matteis
Cristina Gaioni ...
Nicoletta Nogaro
Salvo Randone ...
Commissario Palumbo
Andrea Checchi ...
Morello
Francesco Grandjacquet ...
Vecchio signore
Marco Mariani ...
Commissario Margiotta
Franco Ressel ...
Dottore Francesconi
Mac Ronay ...
Suicida
Toni Ucci ...
Toni
Max Cartier ...
Bruno
Bruno Scipioni
Giovanna Gagliardo ...
Rosetta
Liana Ferri
Carlo Egidi ...
Amico di Nello
Edit

Storyline

Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police in his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what is the investigation about as we find out details about his life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

August 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Assassin  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 2,091,273 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Rosa
By Henri Salvador
Sung by Henri Salvador
Fontana records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

My brief review of the film
16 April 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A slow moving although artistic triumph in most aspects, the cinematography is excellent and the background music is not only appropriate but also essential in establishing the mood and atmosphere of the film. In terms of plot, it is rather interesting as a story of feelings of guilt and police interrogation, yet in seems a little short in plot substance, as at times the material really drags. The melding of flashbacks could also be improved on, as it is hard to distinguish between thoughts, memories and reality. However, the overall experience is excellent and the factors I've mention do not severely affect it, but it is not nearly perfect as a film.


4 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Upcoming Blu-ray from Arrow Academy antmumford-1
Discuss The Assassin (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?