Il Passatore (1950)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Valentina Cortese's star continued to rise with the period melodrama Bullet for Stefano (Il Passatore). Cortese plays Barbara, whose wedding is interrupted when dashing brigand Stefano (Rossano Brazzi) kills the groom and abducts the bride. Eventually, Stefano tires of Barbara, and casts her aside. But she is not to be dispensed with so easily. Rallying the peasantry, Barbara sets the wheels in motion for Stefano's destruction. Curiously, despite his wretched behavior, there is a certain amount of sympathy for Stefano, who is a thief only because he wishes to help the poor.

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rescue, basement, criminal, family-member, fugitive, Italy, kidnapping, killing, mistress, newlywed, outlaw [Western], revenge, romance, victim, village, wedding