The White Devil (1948)

Genres - Adventure, Historical Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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The Italian historical melodrama Il Diavolo Bianco (The White Devil) is set in the Caucaucus in the mid-19th century. The title character is a masked swashbuckler who intends to free his homeland from a despotic provincial governor. In time-honored fashion, Il Diavolo Bianco spends his days in the guise of a foppish, ring-kissing courtier to the selfsame governor. It's Scarlet Pimpernel Italian style, and it's good. Rossano Brazzi reportedly landed a Hollywood film contract on the strength of his starring performance in Il Diavolo Bianco.

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bad-guy, bully, damsel-in-distress, good-guy, marriage-arranged, rescue, tyrant