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The Italian


A remarkably naturalistic and sophisticated film for its time, The Italian stars [[Performer~P4842~George Beban~georgebeban]] as a dirt-poor Italian farmer. He heads to America to "make good," armed with the knowledge that he will lose the girl of his dreams if he doesn't succeed within a year. Once in New York, [[Performer~P4842~Beban~georgebeban]] gets a job as a bootblack. With the additional funds paid him by an opportunistic politician (who hopes that immigrants will secure the "Wop vote" in his...more