Beppe Musolino is falsely accused of murder. He is tried and once found guilty is imprisoned. Unexpectedly he escape from prison and to survive he start living like an outlaw brigand. He ... See full summary »
Amedeo Nazzari and Silvana Mangano star in this moody melodrama of murder and revenge set in Calabria. A man falsely accused of murder is tried, found guilty, and imprisoned. He escapes and lives the life of an outlaw brigand. With the help of a village girl, he hunts down all of the witnesses who lied about him at the trial, and the film moves toward a final confrontation between him and the true villain, not unlike the finale of many an American western. Mario Camerini, a veteran director skilled in many genres over a long career which began in the silent era provides us with an intensely gritty canvas.