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La Sepolta Viva Details


Set in the 19th century, is placed in context with the struggles of Italian patriot Garibaldi to bring unity and equality to his land. The hero is Giorgio (Piero Palermini), a pro-Garibaldi activist. The villain, Federico (Paul Muller), is not only a despot, but an ungrateful son: he murders his stepmother and throws his stepsister into a dungeon (hence the film's English-language title). Will justice prevail? The film served as an important stepping-stone to stardom for Milly Vitale, cast as the woebegone prisoner. didn't make much of an impression when it was distributed theatrically in the U.S., though it did show up with great frequency on television in the 1950s and 1960s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Milly Vitale
as Eva
Paul Muller
as Federico
Evi Maltagliati
as Elisa
Tina Lattanzi
as Elena
Piero Palermini
as Giorgio
Carlo Tamberlani
as Conte Capecci
Enzo Fiermonte
as Bruno


Guido Brignone
Salvatore Billitteri