Max Neufeld


Scen.: Luigi Giacosi; Dial.: Umberto del Giglio, Anton Giulio Majano, Ivo Perilli; F.: Giuseppe La Torre; Mo.: Giuseppe Fatigati; Scgf.: Piero Filip- pone; Mu.: Carlo Innocenzi ed. Universo; Su: Er- aldo Giordani; Int.: Gino Cervi (Sergio Tibaldi), Anna Magnani (Adele Vicarelli, Luisa Poselli (Luciana Tibaldi, sorella di Sergio), Felice Ro- mano (Carletto Tibaldi, fratello di Sergio), Ave Ninchi (un’amica di Adele), Enrico Gozzo, An- tonio La Cavalla, Anna Maria Dossena (Silvana, l’amica di Luciana), Carlo Lombardi (il difen- sore), Gustavo Consorti, Dino Di Luca, Aldo Silvani (Siluritto), Carla Repetti, Mario Perrone, Antonio Pizzuttio, F. Scervini; Prod.: Zeus Film; Pri. pro.: 21 aprile 1946 Digibeta. D.: 81’. Bn. 

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Of course the man returning after the war comes back to an Italy with plenty of troubles, seen through eyes that bring to mind the nasty squabbling of man-in-the-street politics. People are not working, nobody is helping us, corruption is creeping into families, there is too much talk, the minefields are not being cleared, and so on and on. In short, there is some grip on reality, but in a rather small-minded sense. Everything is fixed in the end, and the electric light the power station manages to provide the village with, thanks to the returnee’s faith and commitment, also lights up hearts.
Gino Cervi is a serious actor and gives a good performance, while Ms. Magnani is less convincing than usual in a part that is, to be honest, poor.

Attilio Bertolucci, Un uomo ritorna, “Gazzetta di Parma”, 29 June 1946

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