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HISTORY

Filmed on location in the lower Po Valley and the Po Delta, including Occhiobello, Pontelagoscuro, Stienta, Ferrara, and Ca Venier. Opened in Rome in Nov 1957. Also known as The Outcry ... More Less

Filmed on location in the lower Po Valley and the Po Delta, including Occhiobello, Pontelagoscuro, Stienta, Ferrara, and Ca Venier. Opened in Rome in Nov 1957. Also known as The Outcry . More Less

DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Outcry
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 October 1962
Duration(in mins):
115
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

For 7 years, Aldo, a laborer in a sugar refinery in the town of Goriano, has been living with his mistress, Irma, and their young daughter. Word arrives that Irma's husband has died, and Aldo announces that they will marry immediately and legitimize their child. But Irma rejects him and instead chooses another man. Distraught and disillusioned, Aldo takes his daughter and sets out to find a new life. His wanderings through the Po Valley lead him to three other women: Elvia, a former girl friend, now a forlorn seamstress; Virginia, a widow who runs a roadside service station; and Andreina, a prostitute as lost and desolate as himself. After sending his daughter back to her mother, he continues his search, but, haunted by his memories of Irma, he eventually returns to Goriano. The town is about to be demolished to make way for a jet airfield, and Irma is contentedly living a new and better life. Filled with despair, Aldo climbs to the top of the refinery where he once worked. Irma follows him and sees him plunge to his ... +


For 7 years, Aldo, a laborer in a sugar refinery in the town of Goriano, has been living with his mistress, Irma, and their young daughter. Word arrives that Irma's husband has died, and Aldo announces that they will marry immediately and legitimize their child. But Irma rejects him and instead chooses another man. Distraught and disillusioned, Aldo takes his daughter and sets out to find a new life. His wanderings through the Po Valley lead him to three other women: Elvia, a former girl friend, now a forlorn seamstress; Virginia, a widow who runs a roadside service station; and Andreina, a prostitute as lost and desolate as himself. After sending his daughter back to her mother, he continues his search, but, haunted by his memories of Irma, he eventually returns to Goriano. The town is about to be demolished to make way for a jet airfield, and Irma is contentedly living a new and better life. Filled with despair, Aldo climbs to the top of the refinery where he once worked. Irma follows him and sees him plunge to his death. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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