Il Ferroviere (1956)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Pietro Germi is both star and director of Il Ferroviere. Germi plays Andrea, a railroad engineer with a large and troublesome family. Faced with a choice between supporting his fellow workers in a strike and keeping his family fed, Andrea opts for the latter. Branded a scab by his former cohorts, he is likewise given the cold shoulder by his wife and children. Drowning his disappointment in liquor, Andrea is saved from self-destruction when his youngest son decides to forgive and forget. Il Ferroviere was released in the U.S. as The Railroad Man and Man of Iron.

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alcoholism, labor-issues, scab, son, train-engineer