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The Wide Blue Road Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

La Grande Strada Azzura was also released as Squarcio, which happens to be the name of the character played by star Yves Montand. Squarcio is a provincial fisherman who expedites his daily catch through the illegal use of dynamite. The other villagers disapprove of Squarcio's methods, but they refuse to turn him into the authorities. Our hero finds out that he has no real friends when he's on the verge of being caught in the act. Promising to mend his ways, Squarcio goes back to his old tricks as soon as the heat is off. His final comeuppance both predictable and inevitable, but cleverly handled by director Gillo Ponteverco. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1957

Cast

Yves Montand
as Squarcio
Alida Valli
as His Wife

Crew

Gillo Pontecorvo
Director
Ennio de Concini
Screenwriter
Franco Solinas
Book Author
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