The Bandit (1946 film)

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Il Bandito
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis
Written by Oreste Biancoli
Mino Caudana
Alberto Lattuada
Ettore Margadonna
Tullio Pinelli
Piero Tellini
Starring Anna Magnani
Amedeo Nazzari
Carla Del Poggio
Music by Felice Lattuada
Cinematography Aldo Tonti
Edited by Mario Bonotti
Release date
5 October 1946
Running time
80 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Bandit (Italian: Il Bandito) is a 1946 Italian drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada and starring Anna Magnani, Amedeo Nazzari and Carla Del Poggio. Amedeo Nazzari won the Nastro d'Argento as Best Actor. The film was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


A contingent of Italian prisoners of war arrive on a train from Germany after World War II to Turin. The city where Ernesto (played by Nazzari) lives has been bombed, his mother is dead and his sister has gone missing. State help for returning veterans is scant and bureaucracy rampant. Ernesto tries to get an honest job, but fails. After finding a lost purse and meeting the dangerously seductive Lidia (played by Anna Magnani), Ernesto discovers the whereabouts of his lost sister (played by Carla del Poggio), who has turned to prostitution to survive during the war years. He unwittingly causes her death, kills her pimp, escapes capture with Lidia's help and joins her gangster band.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Bandit". Retrieved 2009-01-03. 

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