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I fidanzati della morte (1957)

A tale of love, rivalry and passion set in the 50s, in the world of motorcycle speed races, shot at main competitions, such as Monza's GP and the last Milano-Taranto race. With rare footage of the Moto Guzzi wind tunnel and factories.

Director:

Romolo Marcellini

Writers:

Giuseppe De Santis (as Gino de Sanctis), Nicolò Ferrari | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rik Battaglia ... Carlo
Sylva Koscina ... Lucia
Margit Nünke ... Giovanna
Gustavo Rojo ... Pietro
Hans Albers ... Lorenzo
Carlo Ninchi ... Parisi
Saro Urzì ... Tulio
Anna Maini Anna Maini
Marida Vanni Marida Vanni
Giovanni Piva Giovanni Piva
Marco Guglielmi Marco Guglielmi
Edoardo Toniolo Edoardo Toniolo
Piero Pastore Piero Pastore
Giorgio Pucci Giorgio Pucci
Valeria Fabrizi Valeria Fabrizi
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A tale of love, rivalry and passion set in the 50s, in the madcap world of motorcycle speed races, shot on the occasion of the main competitions of that time, such as Monza's Moto GP and the last edition of the legendary Milano-Taranto race. With also very rare footage of the Moto Guzzi wind tunnel and factories. The film features, alongside popular actors Rik Battaglia and Sylva Koscina, many of the most important champions of those years: Geoffrey Duke, Libero Liberati, Bill Lomas, Enrico Lorenzetti, Reg Armstrong, Stanley Woods, Ken Cavanagh, Dickie Dale, Thomas Campbell, Pierre Monneret, Albino Milani, Walter Zeller, Bruno Francisci, all of them riding amazing Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Mondial and Norton bikes with the so charming and dangerous dustbin fairings that were going to be banned in 1958. Testimonials and Interviews: Giacomo Agostini, Carlo Ubbiali, Paul d'Orleans, Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Livio Lodi, Roberto Totti, Paolo Sormani, Roberto Parodi. Written by desmodue

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Taglines:

They're Slick, Hard and Bad!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | Canada

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 February 1957 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dai bakusô See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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