I am new to Raffaello Matarazzo's work. I have only seen three of his films (CATENE, I FIGLI DI NESSUNO e CHI È SENZA PECCATO). They have made a strong impression on me. The stories are old, conventional melodramas, and often border on pure mawkishness, but they are all somehow elevated by the sincerity of the emotion the director is able to create with the material at his disposal. There are scenes, particular moments, that will always remain in my memory. Matarazzo worked with an ensemble of actors, all splendid, and the children show great naturalness before the camera. Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson have become favorites of mine from the first time I saw them.