Lure of the Sila (1949)

12/27/1949 (IT) Drama 1h 15m
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Returning home after a night of love spent in a woodman's hut with Orsola, Pietro is arrested by the police for a crime he did not commit. His mother and youngest sister, Rosaria, go to Orsola begging her to provide Pietro with the alibi that will clear him. But Rocco, Orsola's brother, dreading a family scandal, constrains Orsola to silence. Condemned despite his innocence, Pietro escapes from prison, but the police track him down and kill him, and his mother, before the eyes of Rosaria. Years pass, and one day Rocco stumbles upon a half-frozen young woman lying in the snow. He takes her home and confides her to the care of Orsola. Later, yielding to the pleas of Orsola, Rocco and Rocco's son, Salvatore, the girl stays on in the house, and Salvatore falls in love with the beautiful stranger, who is careful to keep the family members from learning she is Rosaria, the grown up sister of Pietro seeking revenge for the deaths of her brother and mother.

  1. Steno

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Mario Monicelli

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Duilio Coletti


  4. Vincenzo Talarico


  5. Carlo Musso


  6. Ivo Perilli


  7. Giuseppe Gironda


Top Billed Cast

  1. Amedeo Nazzari

    Amedeo Nazzari

    Rocco Barra

  2. Silvana Mangano

    Silvana Mangano

    Rosaria Campolo

  3. Jacques Sernas

    Jacques Sernas

    Salvatore Barra

  4. Luisa Rossi

    Luisa Rossi

    Orsola Barra

  5. Vittorio Gassman

    Vittorio Gassman

    Pietro Campolo (as Vittorio Gassmann)

  6. Olga Solbelli

    Olga Solbelli

    La madre di Rosaria

  7. Dante Maggio

    Dante Maggio


  8. Laura Cortese

    Rosaria da bambina

  9. Michele Capezzuoli

    Salvatore da bambino

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Lure of the Sila
Lure of the Sila

Original Title Il lupo della Sila

Status Released

Original Language Italian

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