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Guglielmo Tell


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...more