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The Italian

1915 1h 15m Drama List
Reviews 58% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
When fortune no longer favors Beppo Donnetti (George Beban) in his homeland of Italy, he sets off for the welcoming shores of America, telling his beloved Annette (Clara Williams) that he will send for her upon successfully settling into a new life. After Beppo secures a job as a shoeshiner, he and Annette are reunited and soon have a child, but their happiness is short-lived. Their baby falls ill, setting into motion a chain of events that finds Beppo in jail and Annette desperate for money. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member The Italian tells the story of an Italian immigrant who goes to America to live the American Dream but soon realizes that the dream is not exactly as he pictured it. The film had some decent art direction and costume designs that looked pretty actual that made the first half of the film looked like it was filmed in Italy. The Italian is a simple yet moving story that a lot of people can relate to as it tells us about injustice, revenge, and forgiveness. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Doctor: She will pull through but only if she is not exposed to any noise for the next hour. ... That was just asking for some wonderfully comic moment... that never came. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie follows Beppo around as he emegrates to the United States from Italy. He quickly finds that the streets are not paved in gold. This movie has an interesting story but it does a poor job of telling it (the whole flashback/through the book thing was not needed). It also drags in places. Overall it is not the best representation of how good film can be in its silent era. Watchable, but not exactly entertaining. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member amazing film. frankly. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member If this is the movie i think it is (because i highly doubt it was made in 1915) (god flixter have alot to fix), then i must give it 5 stars. This film had me addicted from credit to credit. An amazing tale of an orphane trying to see if his mom is REALLY dead. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When fortune no longer favors Beppo Donnetti (George Beban) in his homeland of Italy, he sets off for the welcoming shores of America, telling his beloved Annette (Clara Williams) that he will send for her upon successfully settling into a new life. After Beppo secures a job as a shoeshiner, he and Annette are reunited and soon have a child, but their happiness is short-lived. Their baby falls ill, setting into motion a chain of events that finds Beppo in jail and Annette desperate for money.
Director
Reginald Barker
Producer
Thomas H. Ince
Screenwriter
Thomas H. Ince, C. Gardner Sullivan
Production Co
New York Motion Picture Corporation
Genre
Drama
Runtime
1h 15m