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Guglielmo Tell Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

For some reason, Italians have always been fascinated with the legend of Swiss patriot William Tell. In the tradition of the larger-than-life Rossini opera, director Giorgio Pastina offers a colorful version of Schiller's famous stage play. Matinee idol Gino Cervi plays Tell, occasionally taking a back seat to romantic leads Rudens (Aldo Nicodemi) and Berta (Monique Oroan). The plum role of the villainous Gessler goes to Teutonic actor Paul Muller. The Italian Alps prove an impressive backdrop for the story, which of course culminates in the "apple bit." Throughout the film, Rossini's music underscores the action (and yes, it is difficult not to conjure up visions of the Lone Ranger). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Gino Cervi
as William Tell
Paul Muller
as Gessler

Crew

Giorgio Venturini
Producer
Friedrich Schiller
Play Author
Arturo Gallea
Cinematographer
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