A rowdy woman is so forceful that she outdoes her husband in a loud cry against speculators who refuse poor people entrance to a block of new apartments, built after WW2. Without noticing ... See full summary »
Giovanni used to be a humble, mild-mannered government clerk whose life was turned upside down when he met Giulio, a notorious forger who at once set about manipulating the over-confident ... See full summary »
An African-American soldier stationing in Italy refuses to make a deal with local gangsters. However, when a girl he loves turns desperately to prostitution, Jerry is forced to change his mind to save her.
Carla Del Poggio,
While awaiting Production Code seal approval in the USA this Italian-made production went through three American distributors in three years; first Motion Picture Sales Corporation that ... See full summary »
A teenage girl vacations in the Italian Riviera during the summer with her wealthy parents. But, as her parents bicker and contemplate divorce, the young girl finds love in the arms of handsome student.
Annamaria, an ex-prostitute, takes her young daughter from convent school with her on a summer vacation. She introduces herself like a widow just to be accepted by people in the Italy of ... See full summary »
Immediately after the war, a truck on which the newlyweds Michele and Giovanna travel, and the accountant of an agricultural cooperative, charged with bringing four million lire into office, was assaulted by a handful of bandits.
Giuseppe De Santis
Carla Del Poggio
The two drivers Giovanni and Gaetano are friends. Gaetano, bold and ruthless, thrives in the black market, while Giovanni, who is a naive and fundamentally honest worker from the North of ... See full summary »
A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture... See full summary »
Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »
This movie has a great beginning and a moving ending,but the gangsters story in the middle is not on the same level.
Ernesto ,a prisoner of war,comes back to his dear Italy ,to find his mother killed in a bombing and his sister a prostitute. The prisoners packed up on a train, the crowds on the platform with the distraught German woman claiming " he married me ", the drive through a ruined country ,the exhausted prisoners coming against an inhuman local government ......All rings true ..
What follows is a bit disappointing ; as the precedent user wrote, the social context is almost completely forgotten ;Lattuada may have had "I'm a fugitive from a chain gang " in mind ,this film noir classic ,but his story is a trite unconvincing story of cops and gangsters and La Magnani is totally wasted as a moll .....
The epilogue,which I will not reveal, is a beautiful touch of melodrama, a genre Amadeo Nazzari knew quite well.
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