Old Guard (1934)

01/02/1934 (IT) Drama 1h 25m
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There were very few commercial feature films made during the Italian fascist era that were as openly propagandistic as this famous (notorious?) dramatic paean to the Blackshirts. The story takes place in a small village in Italy in October of 1922, on the eve of the fascist "March on Rome", in which King Victor Emanuel III was persuaded to consign power to Benito Mussolini. Gianfranco Giachetti is Dr. Cardini, a doctor at the local psychiatric hospital, where a strike has been called by the local socialists. Cardini turns to the fascists to help avert the strike. His son Roberto (Mino Doro) rounds up fascist friends to fight those aligned with the strikers and the town's socialists.

  1. Alessandro Blasetti

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Giuseppe Zucca

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Guido Albertini

    Screenplay

  4. Leo Bomba

    Screenplay

  5. Livio Apolloni

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gianfranco Giachetti

    Dott. Claudio Cardini

  2. Mino Doro

    Mino Doro

    Roberto

  3. Franco Brambilla

    Mario

  4. Maria Puccini

    La moglie

  5. Barbara Monis

    La maestra

  6. Graziella Antonelli

    La sorella della maestra

  7. Ugo Ceseri

    Ugo Ceseri

    Marcone

  8. Umberto Sacripante

    Il pazzo Tralicò

  9. Graziela Betti

    La ragazza del convento

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Old Guard
Old Guard

Original Title Vecchia guardia

Status Released

Original Language Italian

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