Without Pity

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Filmed in 1948 as Senza Pieta, the film is an example of Italian Neo-Realism. 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. read more

Filmed in 1948 as Senza Pieta, the film is an example of Italian Neo-Realism. 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, who has fallen on hard times after the war.The film's sensitive subject matter caused problems in distribution. Without Pity was banned in the United States and British occupation zones in Germany, but was popular with Italian audiences.

Original Release

08/04/1948

US Release

03/15/1950

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Cast

Carla Del Poggio Angela Borghi / Angela
John Kitzmiller Jerry Jackson / Jerry
Giulietta Masina Marcella
Folco Lulli Giacomo
Raf Pindi Capitano sudamericano (as Lando Muzio) / Capitano sudamericano
Pierre Claudé Pier Luigi / Pierre Luigi
Daniel Jones Richard
Enza Giovine Suor Gertrude
Otello Fava Dumb Man
Romano Villi Bandito
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alberto Lattuada

Writers

Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Ettore Maria Margadonna, Tullio Pinelli

Cast

Carla Del Poggio Angela Borghi / Angela
John Kitzmiller Jerry Jackson / Jerry
Giulietta Masina Marcella
Folco Lulli Giacomo
Raf Pindi Capitano sudamericano (as Lando Muzio) / Capitano sudamericano
Pierre Claudé Pier Luigi / Pierre Luigi
Daniel Jones Richard
Enza Giovine Suor Gertrude
Otello Fava Dumb Man
Romano Villi Bandito
Max Lancia Cesare
Mario Perrone Bandito
Paola Marchetti
Armando Libianchi
Carlo Bianco Barone Hoffman
Joseph Falletta Americano
Patrizia Lari Ospite dell'istituto di correzione
Otello Bacci Otello Bacci

Producers

Clemente Fracassi Executive Producer
Carlo Ponti Producer

Editors

Mario Bonotti

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