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Il caimano del Piave (1951)

It is 1917, the period of the First World War when Italy is fighting Austria-Hungary. Lucilla di Torrebruna leaves high school and returns to her father, a colonel in the cavalry, who lives... See full summary »

Director:

Giorgio Bianchi

Writers:

Fulvio Palmieri (story), Oreste Biancoli (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gino Cervi ... Il colonnello di Torrebruna
Milly Vitale ... Lucilla di Torrebruna
Frank Latimore ... Franco
Francesco Golisano Francesco Golisano ... Il contadino Ciampin Zoppo (as Geppa)
Harry Feist Harry Feist ... Ufficiale austriaco
Carlo Croccolo Carlo Croccolo ... Esposito
Ludmilla Dudarova Ludmilla Dudarova ... Helene
Lilia Landi Lilia Landi
Nyta Dover Nyta Dover
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Goffredo (as Gianni Glori)
Fausto Tozzi
Gina Falckenberg ... Majda (as Gina Falkenberg)
Charles Rutherford Charles Rutherford
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi
Carlo Mariotti Carlo Mariotti
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Storyline

It is 1917, the period of the First World War when Italy is fighting Austria-Hungary. Lucilla di Torrebruna leaves high school and returns to her father, a colonel in the cavalry, who lives at San Donà di Piave. He tells her that his next wife is going to be Helène, a foreign lady. Lucilla takes the news calmly, pleased that her father has found happiness, although she receives a somewhat cold indifference from her new stepmother. Franco, a young man from Trieste and an old college friend of Lucilla with whom he shares a mutual affection, gets through the Austrian lines and enrols with crack Italian corps, the bersaglieri. After the Battle of Caporetto, San Donà is occupied by the enemy and the Torrebruna villa becomes the Austrian headquarters. Now Helène reveals her true colours - she is an Austrian spy. Franco and the colonel organize counter-espionage operations. The colonel, disguised as a peasant, goes to gather information while Franco swims across the River Piave with the ... Written by Jim Marshall

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Plot Keywords:

soldier | world war one | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | War

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 March 1951 (Italy) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Flora Film See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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