These were the times when the theater quality can be see also on TV. Today you can see it only in the theaters, and only for those who can afford it thus removing too many a slice of culture. When they aired this on Italian TV in '64 was an incredible success and fully deserved. Majano (Director) thanks to the kindness of interpretation of Alberto Lupo and other actors of theater school was able to make the full spirit of Cronin's masterpiece. Realism, seasoned with romantic notes that never "sells" the free rhetoric. You start to look at this piece to remain enthralled, almost enjoying the pleasure of watching a great novel even after more than 50 years away.