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Chains (1949)

Catene (original title)
| Crime, Drama | 1958 (USA)
A husband kills his wife's ex-boyfriend. He flees to America, but is sent back to Italy to stand trial. The only way he can be set free is if his wife confesses to adultery - so the murder can be considered a crime of passion.

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Aldo De Benedetti (screenplay), Nicola Manzari (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Amedeo Nazzari ... Guglielmo Aniello
Yvonne Sanson ... Rosa Carrisi
Aldo Nicodemi Aldo Nicodemi ... Emilio
Roberto Murolo Roberto Murolo ... Il cantante
Aldo Silvani Aldo Silvani ... L'avvocato dell'accusa
Teresa Franchini Teresa Franchini ... Anna Aniello, madre di Guglielmo
Gianfranco Magalotti Gianfranco Magalotti ... Tonino Aniello
Rosalia Randazzo Rosalia Randazzo ... Angela Aniello
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A husband kills his wife's ex-boyfriend. He flees to America, but is sent back to Italy to stand trial. The only way he can be set free is if his wife confesses to adultery - so the murder can be considered a crime of passion.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chains See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Labor Film, Titanus See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 6693 delivered on 27-10-1949. See more »

Quotes

Guglielmo: [in Italian] Rosa! Rosa! What's happened? Go get something quick! Go get something!
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Referenced in La vita che vorrei (2004) See more »

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Madame X
12 July 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Catene" is the European melodrama ,very different from the American one ;in the Italian (or French) works,the woman does not make up for her love grief with business success:she knows her place and all she has in mind is to win her husband's love again and save her family ;one should point out that ,in "Catene" the children do not overplay,as it is often the case in the genre ,but shows sensitiveness and true pain (you can read the whole tragedy in the little boy's dark eyes).It has also a reactionary side (but it is the name of the game in melodrama): a woman shall not cheat on her husband (and the the other way about?),principally if he is a shady person with a mysterious (and dishonest) past .

Although the ending is predictable ,the two leads' conviction stretches the meaning of their words.


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