Without Pity

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For the 2014 Italian film, see Without Pity (2014 film).
Without Pity
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theatrical release poster
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Produced by Carlo Ponti
Clemente Fracassi
Screenplay by Federico Fellini
Tullio Pinelli
Story by Ettore Margadonna
(original story)
Federico Fellini
Tullio Pinelli
Starring Carla Del Poggio
John Kitzmiller
Pierre Claudé
Giulietta Masina
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography Aldo Tonti
Edited by Mario Bonotti
Distributed by Lux Film
Release dates
  • August 1948 (1948-08) (Venice Film Festival)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Without Pity (Italian: Senza pietà) is a 1948 Italian film directed by Alberto Lattuada from a script by the director himself, Federico Fellini and Tullio Pinelli, from an original story by Ettore Margadonna.


As World War II ends, some African-American soldiers refused to abandon northern Italy to return to the United States, due to the racial intolerance there; deserting instead. Of them, Jerry (John Kitzmiller) falls in love with Angela (Carla Del Poggio), a local girl.



Without Pity was banned in the United States and British occupation zones in Germany, but was popular with Italian audiences.[1]



  1. ^ Mankiewicz, Ben. Outro to the Turner Classic Movies presentation of the film. (March 17, 2014)

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