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Without Pity (1948)

Senza pietà (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama | 22 July 1949 (France)
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.

Director:

Alberto Lattuada

Writers:

Federico Fellini (screenplay), Federico Fellini (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Del Poggio ... Angela Borghi
John Kitzmiller ... Jerry Jackson
Giulietta Masina ... Marcella
Folco Lulli ... Giacomo
Pierre Claudé Pierre Claudé ... Pier Luigi
Raf Pindi Raf Pindi ... Capitano sudamericano (as Lando Muzio)
Daniel Jones Daniel Jones ... Richard
Enza Giovine Enza Giovine ... Suor Gertrude
Otello Fava Otello Fava ... Dumb Man
Romano Villi Romano Villi ... Bandito
Max Lancia Max Lancia ... Cesare
Mario Perrone Mario Perrone ... Bandito
Paola Marchetti Paola Marchetti
Armando Libianchi Armando Libianchi
Carlo Bianco Carlo Bianco ... Barone Hoffman
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Storyline

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.

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The Story of a Negro G.I. and a Girl Campfollower!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

22 July 1949 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ohne Gnade See more »

Filming Locations:

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lux Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The director was married to the leading star for over 60 years. See more »

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The final scene was filmed with two units and the wide shot shows, top left, all the crew of the second unit, plus the camera. See more »

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Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

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Very good film (from what I remember)
29 November 2006 | by opusv5See all my reviews

I saw this film 30 years or more at a university screening. It's probably never been released on videotape and may never be on DVD. I remember it as an affecting drama of a relationship/affair between an Italian girl and an afro-American GI (Kitzmiller). Both characters are sympathetic, with the Italian girl eventual drawn into prostitution by the difficult conditions of a receding World War II. Yet it is those conditions, with the Americans now an occuppying force in Italy, that bring the two together in a way probably impossible but for war. This film could be, I suppose, "neo-realist," and would be nice to "revisit" again to confirm my initial good impression of it.


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