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Siluri umani (1954)

The Italian Navy attack the English fleet in 1941 when they are anchored in the bay of Suda in Crete.

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Antonio Leonviola (as Leonviola), Marc-Antonio Bragadin | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Marc-Antonio Bragadin (screenplay), Marc-Antonio Bragadin (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Raf Vallone ... Commandante Carlo Ferri
Franco Fabrizi ... Antonio
Andrea Checchi ... Giorgio
Ettore Manni ... Marco
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Virgilio
Christian Marquand ... Paolo (as Cristian Marquand)
Bud Spencer ... Magrini (as Carlo Pedersoli)
Elena Varzi Elena Varzi ... Anna Avanzi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paolo Bergamaschi Paolo Bergamaschi ... Un secondo superstite
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi ... Capitano Mauri
Franco Chianese Franco Chianese ... Sommergibilista
Emilio Cigoli Emilio Cigoli ... Ammiraglio
Giovanni De Fazio Giovanni De Fazio ... Pietro
Evar Maran Evar Maran ... Un superstite
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The Italian Navy attack the English fleet in 1941 when they are anchored in the bay of Suda in Crete.

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War

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 December 1954 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Human Torpedoes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great war film
4 March 2004 | by 1966nmSee all my reviews

The Italian navy in the second world war, was strong and efficient, but somehow only had negative results to saw (good for us Greeks). But there was one area of the naval war in which the Italians were not only the first but also the best. The unorthodox naval war of modern times was their invention, and no other navy, including the British, was ever capable to match them.

This film, made only a few years after the real event, tells the story of the most famous and successful enterprise they ever accomplished, against the British navy in Crete, in 1941. We follow the training and the personal stories of the members of this group of special men who prepare themselfs for a most dangerous mission and finally we see the scene of the attack, very well made for the time. The film is patriotic rather than antiwar but since Italy was on the side that lost the war, you get to see a lot less propaganda than in the American films of the kind.


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