Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)
"Sacco e Vanzetti" (original title)

GP  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  16 March 1971 (Italy)
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The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bartolomeo Vanzetti (as Gian Maria Volontè)
Riccardo Cucciolla ...
Rosanna Fratello ...
Geoffrey Keen ...
Judge Webster Thayer
Fred Moore
William Thompson
Claude Mann ...
Edward Jewesbury
Armenia Balducci ...
Valentino Orfeo
Pier Giovanni Anchisi ...
Membro Comitato Difesa
Desmond Perry
John Harvey
Felicity Mason


In 1920, the anarchist Italian immigrants Niccola Sacco (Riccardo Cucciolla) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Gian Maria Volonté) are sentenced to death, falsely accused of a robbery and murder. Indeed they are condemned due to their political beliefs, in one of the most shameful and hypocrite judgments of the human history. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Giuliano Montaldo in a recent interview declared that the first shot of the Gian Maria Volontè monologue was cut, even if perfect, because one of the smaller players started crying due to the convincing performance. See more »


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2 January 1999 | by (Flossmoor, il., U.S.A) – See all my reviews

Magnificent rendition of the people, circumstances and atmosphere surrounding the infamous "Palmer Raids", the paranoia of the keepers of law and order and the status quo, and of course the frame-up of Sacco and Vanzetti.It is worthwhile to know that the governor of Massachussets recently exonerated Sacco and Vanzetti, calling their trial a shameful mark on the face of American judiciary system.

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