Old Guard

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1934
  • Running time: 85 min
The Old Guard (Italian:Vecchia guardia) is a 1934 Italian drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Gianfranco Giachetti, Mino Doro and Franco Brambilla. It was one several pro-Fascist films made by Blasetti during the era. read more

The Old Guard (Italian:Vecchia guardia) is a 1934 Italian drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Gianfranco Giachetti, Mino Doro and Franco Brambilla. It was one several pro-Fascist films made by Blasetti during the era. The film is set in a small Italian town in 1922, where a local group of Fascist blackshirts battle against rival socialists who have called a strike at the hospital. Mario, the young son of Doctor Cardini, is killed in the fighting. The film ends with the March on Rome that brought Benito Mussolini to power. Although intended as sympathetic to the regime, and the methods by which it came to power, the film was not popular with the Fascist hierarchy who felt its portrayal of violence undermined the respectable image the party was now trying to cultivate.

Original Release

01/02/1934

US Release

07/01/1937

Cast

Gianfranco Giachetti Dott. Claudio Cardini
Mino Doro Roberto
Franco Brambilla Mario
Maria Puccini La moglie
Barbara Monis La maestra
Graziella Antonelli La sorella della maestra
Ugo Ceseri Marcone
Umberto Sacripante Il pazzo Tralicò
Graziela Betti La ragazza del convento
Gino Viotti Il sindaco
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alessandro Blasetti

Writers

Alessandro Blasetti, Livio Apolloni, Giuseppe Zucca

Cast

Gianfranco Giachetti Dott. Claudio Cardini
Mino Doro Roberto
Franco Brambilla Mario
Maria Puccini La moglie
Barbara Monis La maestra
Graziella Antonelli La sorella della maestra
Ugo Ceseri Marcone
Umberto Sacripante Il pazzo Tralicò
Graziela Betti La ragazza del convento
Gino Viotti Il sindaco
Cesare Zoppetti L'assessore
Aristide Garbini L'uscere
Italo Tancredi L'infermiere
Alfredo Varelli il terzo squadrista
Andrea Checchi Pompeo
Ugo Sasso Uno squadrista

Editors

Alessandro Blasetti, Ignazio Ferronetti

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