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The Wide Blue Road (1956)

Cast: Yves Montand, Yves Montand, Alida Valli, more...
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo, Gillo Pontecorvo
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Romance, Italy
Running Time: 99 min.
Languages: English, Italian
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
La Grande Strada Azzura was also released as Squarcio, which happens to be the name of the character played by star Yves Montand. Squarcio is a provincial fisherman who expedites his daily catch through the illegal use of dynamite. The other villagers disapprove of Squarcio's methods, but they refuse to turn him into the authorities. Our hero finds out that he has no real friends when he's on the verge of being caught in the act. Promising to mend his ways, Squarcio goes back to his old tricks as soon as the heat is off. His final comeuppance both predictable and inevitable, but cleverly handled by director Gillo Ponteverco. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



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