The Railroad Man

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The Railroad Man
Il ferroviere.jpg
Directed by Pietro Germi
Produced by Carlo Ponti
Written by Pietro Germi
Alfredo Giannetti
Luciano Vincenzoni
Starring Pietro Germi
Saro Urzì
Luisa Della Noce
Sylva Koscina
Edoardo Nevola
Music by Carlo Rustichelli
Cinematography Leonida Barboni
Release date
11 August 1956
(Italian release)
Running time
118 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Railroad Man (Italian: Il Ferroviere) is a 1956 Italian drama film directed by Pietro Germi.


Train operator Andrea Marcocci has to witness the suicide of a desperate man who jumps in front of his train. Under the influence of this shock he starts making mistakes. A check up by a doctor reveals that he's at the brink of becoming an alcoholic. Due to this evaluation he is degraded and must accept a salary cut.




  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Railroad Man". Retrieved 2009-02-02. 

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