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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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Bartolomeo Vanzetti (as Gian Maria Volontè)
Riccardo Cucciolla ...
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Judge Webster Thayer
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Fred Moore
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William Thompson
Claude Mann ...
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Edward Jewesbury
Armenia Balducci ...
Virginia
Valentino Orfeo
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Membro Comitato Difesa
Desmond Perry
John Harvey
Felicity Mason
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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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Guilty or Innocent ???
27 October 2003 | by (Co. Donegal) – See all my reviews

Yes, I too, remember seeing this film around thirty years ago, when it was first released. I remember it as a very, very good film, made all the better by suberb acting from both Riccardo Cucciola and Gian Maria Volonte (better remembered as the psycopathic 'Indio' in 'For a few Dollars More') and the absolutely brilliant score by Ennio Morricone and Joan Baez. While most reviews criticise the judgement and death of the two men and their subsequent posthumous pardons, did I not read somewhere or other that recent ballistic tests on the weapons proved that the gun found on Nicola Sacco was the gun used to murder the payroll guards ? I might be wrong and there again, I might not. None the less, a great film.


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