Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, ... See full summary »
One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »
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Lee J. Cobb
Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and ... See full summary »
This film could be included in a trilogy with I Vitelloni(1953) of Federico Fellini and Main Street(1956)Calle Mayor(original title) of Juan Antonio Bardem, all three films have in common a group of friends who spend some time together and share their experiences with women. It's one of the first films of what later would become the expert in Mafia movies, Damiano Damiani. We have a very good bunch of actors, headed by Walter Chiari. Joining him, Francisco Rabal, Letícia Román, Riccardo Garrone, Dominique Boschero, Paul Guers, Gastone Moschin, Jacqueline Pierreux, Mino Guerrini, Mimma Di Terlizzi, Livia Contardi. The film is not a comedy, as noted, is just a drama, a strong realistic drama, very well played, in the good old Italian 60's style.
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