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Mussolini: Ultimo Atto Details


[[Performer~P67882~Rod Steiger~rodsteiger]] portrays Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in this internationally produced "how the mighty have fallen" biopic. In the waning days of the war, the once-strutting Il Duce hides from his pursuers like a common thief. He's hoping to fall into the hands of his former Axis comrades or the benign Allied troops, rather than suffer the vengeance of the out-for-blood Italian freedom fighters. But it is the latter group who reaches Mussolini first, ignominiously executing both the dictator and his mistress Clara Petracchi ([[Performer~P26131~Lisa Gastoni~lisagastoni]]). This strangely cast period piece features [[Performer~P24097~Henry Fonda~henryfonda]] as a German cardinal and [[Performer~P52262~Franco Nero~franconero]] as an Italian officer. Originally titled Mussolini: Ultimo Atto, The Last Days of Mussolini was also issued as The Last Four Days. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi