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The Organizer (I Compagni) takes a gritty, near-documentary approach to its subject matter: the exploitation of Italian laborers in the 19th century. Shorn of all his studio-imposed glamour, Marcello Mastrioanni plays a Genoan political refugee visiting a friend in Turin. Appalled by the horrible working conditions in the town's textile mill, Mastrioanni stays on to organize the workers in a strike. Though he is nearly killed several times, Mastrioanni survives to set an example for the workers, who rally together into a powerful union. The fact that Marcello Mastrioanni was bearded and bespectacled in the manner of a Bolshevist radical was enough for The Organizer to be condemned by certain extreme anti-Communist elements in Hollywood--to no avail, since the film was nominated for an American Oscar, and even given a commendation by the ultraconservative National Board of Review. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 25, 1963

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mario Monicelli Best Original Screenplay 1964 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Furio Scarpelli Best Original Screenplay 1964 Nominee

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni
as Prof. Sinigaglia
Renato Salvatori
as Raoul
Annie Girardot
as Niobe
Gabriella Giorgetti
as Adele
Folco Lulli
as Pautasso
Bernard Blier
as Martinetti
François Perier
as Maestro Di Meo
Giampiero Albertini
as Porro
Giulio Bosetti
Kenneth Kove
as Luigi
Mario Pisu
as Manager
Bruno Scipioni
Pippo Starnazza
as Bergamasco
Edda Ferronao
as Maria
Vittorio Sanipoli
as Baudet
Edda Ferronao
as Maria
Giampiero Albertini
as Porro
Mario Pisu
as Manager
Pippo Starnazza
as Bergamasco
Kenneth Kove
as Luigi

Crew

Mario Monicelli
Director
Franco Cristaldi
Producer
Mario Monicelli
Screenwriter
Furio Scarpelli
Screenwriter
Agenore Incrocci
Screenwriter
Giuseppe Rotunno
Cinematographer
Carlo Rustichelli
Composer (Music Score)
Pierluigi Urbini
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ruggero Mastroianni
Editor
Mario Garbuglia
Art Director
Piero Tosi
Costume Designer
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