6.2/10
13
1 user

Seduction of the South (1961)

I briganti italiani (original title)
Based on the events from the Italian civil war. In 1860's, a member of a guerrilla force captures a colonel from the opposing army and later leads one of the sides to victory.

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (dialogue) | 5 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Folco Lulli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement.

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Anouk Aimée
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Directors: Michel Clément, Umberto Scarpelli
Stars: Françoise Arnoul, Rosanna Schiaffino, Michel Piccoli
Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Commander Robin Wesley, leader of a group of mercenaries, go to the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia to overthrow the dictator, who is a major manufacturer and dealer of the world's opium.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The usual gang of robbers in engaged by a thief from Milan to steal a suitcase full of money, but troubles will menace the success of the operation.

Director: Nanni Loy
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, Claudia Cardinale
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1933, during the Depression, Shack the brutal conductor of the number 19 train has a personal vendetta against the best train hopping hobo tramp in the Northwest, A No. 1.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine
Le Trou (1960)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty.

Director: Jacques Becker
Stars: André Bervil, Jean Keraudy, Michel Constantin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Mario Feliciani ...
...
...
...
...
Guido Celano ...
Carlo Giuffrè ...
Carlo Pisacane ...
Dario Michaelis ...
Carlo Taranto ...
Renato Terra ...
Edit

Storyline

Based on the events from the Italian civil war. In 1860's, a member of a guerrilla force captures a colonel from the opposing army and later leads one of the sides to victory.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 December 1961 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Italian Brigands  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Guerrillas and armies in 1860s Italy.
24 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

(Some spoilers) While this film is based on events of Italian history and the battle by Piedmontese troops against the Neapolitan forces of King Francesco II , if you change the names, it plays both as a U.S. Civil War drama or a western about U.S. Cavalry vs. Indians.

Santo Carbone, in Calabria in 1860, is a guerrilla-bandit who has captured Colonel Breviglieri of the Piedmontese army that is seeking to incorporate southern Italy into unified nation. Later he assists the Bourbon troops of Francesco as a colonel in that army. Carbone is played by Ernest Borgnine, dubbed into Italian here, and looking very "Wild Bunchy" in his demeanor. Katy Jurado plays his wife Assunta Carbone. A libidinous bandit called 'O Caporale becomes Santo's assistant...when he is not carrying on with Mariangela, played by the lovely Rosanna Schiaffino. 'O Caporale is played by Vittorio Gassman as a saucy comic type speaking in his Neapolitan dialect, which seems alien to Gassman's mouth.

The battles are many; the pace of the screen excitement never lags. In the end the bandit-heroes are captured by the Piedmontese. Carbone is killed by one of the land barons of the region who probably doesn't want the man's influence to continue among his captors. In short this is an engaging adventure yarn, of no special depth or conviction, that would have played well with general audiences. Director Mario Camerini had a career going back to the Italian silent era and this is neither his best nor his worst work. The movie did not have any kind of commercial release in the United States but was shown on television as "The Italian Brigands" in an English-language version which, I believe, used Borgnine and Jurado's own voices.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Looking for a copy of this film olympia_mercuri
Discuss Seduction of the South (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page