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Italiani brava gente (Attack and Retreat) (1965)





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The Russo/Italian coproduction Attack and Retreat was titled Italiano Brava Gente in Italy and Oni Shli Na Vostok in the USSR. This "solidarity" war epic hinges on the plot device of Italian and Soviet WWII troops forming a united front against their one-time ally, the Germans. To drum up business in America, the producers hired two Hollywood stars: Arthur Kennedy (as a fascist leader) and Peter Falk. In some prints of this film, Kennedy and Falk's highly distinctive voices have been dubbed by anonymous actors. Attack and Retreat was gorgeously filmed on location in the Ukraine with an international team of cinematographers. Originally released at 156 minutes, the film has been severely pared down for subsequent reissues and TV showings.


Arthur Kennedy
as Ferro Maria Ferri
Peter Falk
as Medic Captain
Raffaele Pisu
as Gabrielli
Andrea Checchi
as Colonel Sermonti
Grigoriy Mikhailov
as Russian Partisan
Andre Checchi
as Sermonti
Valeriy Somov
as Giuliani
Valery Somov
as Giuliani
Nino Vingelli
as Amalfi Man
Lev Prygunov
as Bazzocchi
Grigoriy Mikhaylov
as Russian Partisan
Gino Pernice
as Collidi
Sergei Lukyanov
as Partisan Commander
Vincenzo Polizzi
as A Sicilian
Sergey Lukyanov
as Partisan Commander
I. Paramonov
as German Deserter
Yuri Nazarov
as Russian Prisoner
Ervin Knausmyuller
as German General
Otar Koberidze
as Wounded Italian
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