Catene (1949 film)
|Directed by||Raffaello Matarazzo|
|Written by||Libero Bovio|
|Music by||Gino Campese|
Catene (internationally released as Chains) is a 1949 Italian film in the Melodrama genre directed by Raffaello Matarazzo . It had an impressive commercial success, being seen by 6 million people, one in eight Italians of the time, and was followed by a series of other six successful films still directed by Matarazzo and featuring the couple Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson. The film was remade in 1974.
Plot and outline
A husband kills his wife's ex-boyfriend, who was blackmailing her. He flees to America, but is sent back to Italy to stand trial. The only way he can be set free is if his wife confesses to adultery – so the murder can be considered a crime of passion – but this estranges her from her family. Starring Amedeo Nazzari and actress of Greek origin Yvonne Sanson. Maligned by critics because it did not conform to precepts of neorealism, this did not prevent its unexpected box office success.
- Amedeo Nazzari: Guglielmo
- Yvonne Sanson: Rosa
- Aldo Nicodemi: Emilio
- Teresa Franchini: Anna Aniello, mother of Guglielmo
- Aldo Silvani: prosecutor
- Roberto Murolo: emigrant
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