The Hunchback of Rome

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The Hunchback of Rome
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Directed by Carlo Lizzani
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis
Written by Tommaso Chiaretti
Carlo Lizzani
Luciano Vincenzoni
Ugo Pirro
Starring Gérard Blain
Music by Piero Piccioni
Cinematography Leonida Barboni
Aldo Tonti
Giuseppe Aquari
Edited by Franco Fraticelli
Release date
Running time
103 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Il gobbo (internationally released as The Hunchback of Rome) is a 1960 Italian drama film directed by Carlo Lizzani.[1] It is loosely based on the real life events of Giuseppe Albano, an Italian partisan that was one of the protagonists, from 1943 to 1945, of the Roman Resistance against German occupation.[2][3]


Alvaro fights during World War II against the Nazis and soon becomes a partisan leader. The other resistance fighters eventually dismiss him because they find his behaviour inacceptable. After the war he doesn't return to a normal life but turns into a foolhardy gangster.



  1. ^ Gianni Rondolino. Storia del cinema: Dizionario dei film. UTET, 1996. ISBN 8802049440. 
  2. ^ Pasquale Iaccio. La Storia sullo schermo: il Novecento. Pellegrini Editore, 2004. ISBN 8881011905. 
  3. ^ Aldo Musci, Marco Minicangeli. Malaroma. Castelvecchi, 2000. ISBN 8882102114. 

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