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Angelo in the Crowd


Writer/director Francesco de Robertis' Angelo (1951), an affecting slice of neorealism, was an unexpected international success. The title character, played by non-professional Angelo Maggio, was the illegitimate offspring of an Italian woman and a black American GI. The film concentrated upon the woman's husband, an ex-convict who after virtually going to hell and back finds the capacity to forgive within himself. The 1952 sequel Angelo in the Crowd is every bit as compelling as the original. Still a...more