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Massacre in Rome (1973)

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In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Father Pietro Antonelli
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Gen. Kurt Maelzer
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Col. Dollmann
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Maj. Domizlaf
Robert Harris ...
Father Pancrazio
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Gen. Albert Kesselring
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Questore Pietro Caruso
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Paolo
Renzo Palmer ...
Giorgio
Duilio Del Prete ...
Partisan
Dennis Burgess
Guidarino Guidi ...
Guido Buffarini-Guidi
Douglas Hare ...
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Storyline

In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders of SS-Lieutenant Colonel Kappler. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Hitler ordered it. The Vatican wouldn't stop it. The world will never forgive it. See more »

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Drama | History | War

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PG | See all certifications »

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24 October 1973 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Hawkins was in the running for the Leo Mckern part. See more »

Goofs

The Police Battalion Bozen is shown in the film as a Waffen-SS formation, complete with full SS uniforms and insignia. In reality, this unit was a German Police unit and its members wore regular police uniforms and were not considered part of the Waffen-SS. See more »

Quotes

Father Pietro Antonelli: I would prefer a world that didn't need protecting.
Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Kappler: And I would prefer a religion that didn't need priests.
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Connections

Referenced in Escape to Athena: Cast and Crew Interviews (1978) See more »

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Good War Movie
9 June 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Massacre in Rome is a good war movie from the 1970's. It is weird because watching it seems more like we are watching an older movie in the style/appearance on the 1960's but maybe that is just because we happened to be watching a second generation copy on television or just a poorer quality version of the film. At any rate it's a good war story.

Richard Burton is great as always, starring in this movie, his acting is top notch. The entire cast is very good in their roles ranging from good to excellent.

The direction and camera work are great, for the time the makeup and costumes are also pretty much top notch. Not much action but I'm fine with that.

Good movie!


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