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March on Rome (1962)

La marcia su Roma (original title)
After the 1st world war, two veterans, starving, but fools, are enlisted with the fascists, where they can eat. But when it comes to killing, they drop out.

Director:

Dino Risi

Writers:

Sandro Continenza (story & screenplay), Ghigo De Chiara (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio Gassman ... Domenico Rocchetti
Ugo Tognazzi ... Umberto Gavazza
Roger Hanin ... Capitano Paolinelli
Mario Brega ... Mitraglia
Angela Luce ... La contadina
Gérard Landry Gérard Landry ... Milziade Bellinzoni
Alberto Vecchietti Alberto Vecchietti ... Molinello
Claudio Perone Claudio Perone
Antonio Cannas Antonio Cannas ... Zofreghin
Giampiero Albertini Giampiero Albertini ... Cristoforo
Howard Rubiens Howard Rubiens ... Prof. Milziade Bellinzoni
Nino Di Napoli Nino Di Napoli ... Un fascista - 'Mezzacartuccia'
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini
Daniele Vargas ... Un fascista - 'Sua Eccellenza'
Edda Ferronao Edda Ferronao ... Ostessa
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After the 1st world war, two veterans, starving, but fools, are enlisted with the fascists, where they can eat. But when it comes to killing, they drop out.

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1962 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La marche sur Rome See more »

Filming Locations:

Mantua, Lombardia, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fair Film, Orsay Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 39071 delivered on 14-12-1962. See more »

Soundtracks

Tutti A Roma
Written by Marcello Giombini
Sung by Roberto Castiglione with Marcello Giombini And His Orchestra
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La Marcia Su Roma : Master of Italian comedy cinema Dino Risi shows one of history's toughest subjects "Fascism" albeit in a lighter vein.
23 October 2014 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

From a historical point of view, nobody can deny that the rise of fascism was dangerous not only for Italy but also entire Europe. Fascism is not considered a thing of the past as fascist tendencies can be seen in all contemporary political systems. Italian film "March on Rome" was made in 1962,a time when cinema was considered an important part of cultural life. It was a time when Italian cinema enjoyed a high level of popularity both from critics as well as general public. The choice of a film about 'fascism' and its actual making surprised many a viewer as nobody had expected a film to be made on it. March on Rome depicts what happened to Italian nation 40 years ago when fascists were making elaborate plans to gain political control through persuasion as well as violent means. This film begins in Milan with a young man Domenico Rocchetti using different ingenious tricks to extract money from people. He is compelled to behave like a tramp as he does not have enough money to eat. It is at this juncture that through sheer chance that he bumps into Capitano Paolinelli who is recruiting some members to fascist party. This fortuitous meeting gives rise to a series of tragicomic episodes. They can be considered good historical material as they highlight the confusion which must have prevailed during the rise of fascism in Italy. Apart from two legendary actors of Italian cinema Vittorio Gassman (Domenico Rocchetti) and Ugo Tognazzi (Umberto Gavazza), veteran French actor Roger Hanin plays an important role as Capitano Paolinelli who fervently urges ordinary people to join fascism in order to show their opposition to Bolsheviks. One who has seen films by Italian master of comedy "Dino Risi" would not fail to observe how humor plays an important role in this film which might be considered "political" by many people.


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