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In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator. When Fabiola’s father is killed, the Romans blame the Christians and the persecution begins. Rhual confesses to be a christian and is accused of the murder and sentenced to fight to death in the arena.
Peccato che sia una canaglia / Too Bad She’s Bad (1954) Alessandro Blasetti, Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Comedy, Romance
Altri tempi / Times Gone By (1952) Alessandro Blasetti, Aldo Fabrizi, Mario Riva, Enzo Staiola, Comedy, Drama, Music
Vecchia guardia / Old Guard (1934) Alessandro Blasetti, Gianfranco Giachetti, Mino Doro, Franco Brambilla, Drama
There were very few commercial feature films made during the Italian fascist era that were as openly propagandistic as this famous (notorious?) dramatic paean to the Blackshirts. The story takes place in a small village in Italy in October of 1922, on the eve of the fascist “March on Rome”, in which King Victor Emanuel III was persuaded to consign power to Benito Mussolini. Gianfranco Giachetti is Dr. Cardini, a doctor at the local psychiatric hospital, where a strike has been called by the local socialists. Cardini turns to the fascists to help avert the strike. His son Roberto (Mino Doro) rounds up fascist friends to fight those aligned with the strikers and the town’s socialists.
Nessuno torna indietro / Responsibility Comes Back (1945) Alessandro Blasetti, Elisa Cegani, Valentina Cortese, María Denis, Comedy, Drama
Un’avventura di Salvator Rosa / An Adventure of Salvator Rosa (1939) Alessandro Blasetti, Gino Cervi, Luisa Ferida, Rina Morelli, Adventure
Everything unfolds in Naples seventeenth century, when a mysterious masked swordsman who calls Salvador Rossa becomes champion of the needy and lonely struggle against the cruel tyrant that frightens the country.