The Island of Procida (1949)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Italian Island of Procida is set in a remote penal colony. Claudio Gora stars as Paul, a disillusioned surgeon who is serving a 20-year-sentence for the murder of his faithless fiancee. Vowing never again to do anything in the service of mankind, Paul changes his tune when a plane crash-lands near the prison. After saving the life of one of the passengers, a little girl, Paul's faith in humanity is restored by the love of the girl's older sister (Vera Carmi). The plot is complicated by a jailbreak, wherein Paul is forced to protect his new love from the lecherous advances of fellow prisoner Mania (Carlo Ninchi).



child, convict, emergency, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, hope, imprisonment, investigation, killing, life, love, marriage, murder, operation, rescue, sentence [penal system], sister, struggle, surgery, wedding, wife