The rise and fall of the Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.
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1985  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Benito Mussolini (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Dino Grandi (2 episodes, 1985)
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This seven hour mini-series is based on the memories of Vittorio Mussolini, the oldest son of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The film opens in 1922 as Mussolini gathers his power through the use of his Black Shirt militia. Promoting himself as Caesar reincarnate, Il Duce gains a national fervor that peaks after the Italian invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in 1935. In 1938, Mussolini attempted to promote peace at a Munich conference. Nonetheless he aligned himself with Hitler and drew his country into World War II. Of course, this led to his country's downfall and his total dishonor. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Three women loved him...The entire world feared him...A Madman Who Would Stop at Nothing to Conquer Everything

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24 November 1985 (USA)  »

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La historia secreta de Mussolini  »

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Goofs

Contrary to the popular myth featured in this miniseries Mussolini did not make the trains on time. Most of the repair work to the Italian railway system were done before Mussolini and his fascists came into power in 1922. Mussolini was just disingenuous in taking credit for those changes. See more »

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Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

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Giovinezza
by Salvatore Gotta and Giuseppe Blanc
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Great Film
12 July 1999 | by (Tennessee, USA) – See all my reviews

If you are lucky enough to be able to locate this film, it is well worth the effort.

I found it accurate (to a point) and one of George C. Scott's greatest works. This film did not receive the acclaim it should have. It must be seen to be appreciated.


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