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Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

Sacco e Vanzetti (original title)
The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

Director:

Giuliano Montaldo

Writers:

Fabrizio Onofri (story), Giuliano Montaldo (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gian Maria Volontè ... Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Riccardo Cucciolla ... Nicola Sacco
Cyril Cusack ... Frederick Katzmann
Rosanna Fratello Rosanna Fratello ... Rosa Sacco
Geoffrey Keen ... Judge Webster Thayer
Milo O'Shea ... Fred Moore
William Prince ... William Thompson
Claude Mann Claude Mann ... Journalist
Edward Jewesbury ... Alvan T. Fuller
Armenia Balducci Armenia Balducci ... Virginia
Valentino Orfeo Valentino Orfeo
Pier Giovanni Anchisi Pier Giovanni Anchisi ... Membro Comitato Difesa (as Piero Archisi)
Desmond Perry Desmond Perry
John Harvey John Harvey
Felicity Mason Felicity Mason
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Storyline

In 1920, the anarchist Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco (Riccardo Cucciolla) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Gian Maria Volonté) are sentenced to death, falsely accused of a robbery and murder. Indeed they are condemned due to their political beliefs, in one of the most shameful and hypocrite judgments of the human history. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What you don't know about the Sacco and Vanzetti murders will stun you. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

16 March 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sacco & Vanzetti See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This co-production was the final film for the Italian production company Jolly Film. See more »

Connections

Version of Sacco e Vanzetti (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

E Dover Morire
Keyboards [Synket] by Walter Bianchi
Written and composed by Ennio Morricone
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Guilty or Innocent ???
27 October 2003 | by frankatcccpSee all my reviews

Yes, I too, remember seeing this film around thirty years ago, when it was first released. I remember it as a very, very good film, made all the better by suberb acting from both Riccardo Cucciola and Gian Maria Volonte (better remembered as the psycopathic 'Indio' in 'For a few Dollars More') and the absolutely brilliant score by Ennio Morricone and Joan Baez. While most reviews criticise the judgement and death of the two men and their subsequent posthumous pardons, did I not read somewhere or other that recent ballistic tests on the weapons proved that the gun found on Nicola Sacco was the gun used to murder the payroll guards ? I might be wrong and there again, I might not. None the less, a great film.


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