Mussolini: The Untold Story

Mussolini: The Untold Story
Type TV MiniSeries
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama, Historical, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
George Scott Actor Benito Mussolini 1 1000001
Lee Grant Actor Rachele Mussolini 1 1000002
Mary Mastrantonio Actor Edda Mussolini-Ciano 1 1000003
Virginia Madsen Actor Claretta Petacci 1 1000004
Raul Julia Actor Count Galeazzo Ciano 1 1000005
Gabriel Byrne Actor Vittorio Mussolini 1 1000006
Robert Downey Jr. Actor Bruno Mussolini 1 1000007
Gunnar Moeller Actor Adolf Hitler 1 1000008
Vernon Dobtcheff Actor Sebastiani 1 1000009
Anne Lambert Actor Orsola 1 1000010
Gina Bellman Actor Gena Ruberti 1 1000011
Kenneth Colley Actor King Vittorio Emmanuele 1 1000012
Michael Aldridge Actor Matteotti 1 1000013
Annabel Leventon Actor Senora Petacci 1 1000014
Godfrey James Actor Marshal Pietro Badoglio 1 1000015
Wolf Kahler Actor Skorzeny 1 1000016
Paul Herzberg Actor Major Spogler 1 1000017
David Suchet Actor Grandi 1 1000018
Paul Kehagias Actor Young Bruno 1 1000019
Spencer Chandler Actor Young Vittorio 1 1000020
Tracey Ward Actor Maria Ciano 1 1000021
Constantine Gregory Actor Barone Russo 1 1000022
Philip Madoc Actor Bucchini 1 1000023
Bruce Lidington Actor Air Force Major 1 1000024
Tony Vogel Actor Tarabella 1 1000025
Deborah Norton Actor Mrs Thompson 1 1000026
Milton Johns Actor German Ambassador 1 1000027
Virginia Hey Actor Young Woman 1 1000028
Ryan Mitchell Actor Jewish Boy 1 1000029
Monique Sofronski Actor Young Girl 1 1000030
Stephen Marshall Actor Romano 1 1000031
George Coulouris Actor DeBono 1 1000032
Eileen Way Actor Vendor 1 1000033
David Pollan Actor German Officer at Prison 1 1000034
Richard Kane Actor Von Ribbentrop 1 1000035
Robert Gwilyn Actor Partisan Leader 1 1000036
Michael Forest Actor Prison Commandant 1 1000037
Michael MacKenzie Actor Amalfi 1 1000038
John Moreno Actor Man At Border 1 1000039
Janet Rasak Actor Fascist Woman 1 1000040
Raymond Katz Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Bernard Sofronski Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Stirling Silliphant Producer n/a 3 3000003
Hal Polaire Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Stirling Silliphant Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Robert Steadman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ronald Fagan Editor n/a 172 7000001
Rod Stephens Editor n/a 172 7000002
Noelle Imparato Editor n/a 172 7000003
Laurence Rosenthal Music n/a 120781 8000001
Harry Lange Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Stanislav Dobrina Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Dusko Jericevic Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Marsha Kleinman Casting (Los Angeles) 179 10000001
Sharon Howard-Field Casting (London) 179 10000002
Andrea Viotti Technical Advisor n/a 537 12000001
Ruth Morley Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Giusy Bovino Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Del Acevedo Makeup (George C Scott) 353 13000003
Pierantonio Mecacci Makeup n/a 353 13000004
George Stephenson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Petar Buntic Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Marijan Karoglan Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Synopsis
George C. Scott's portrait of Benito Mussolini, like Bob Hoskins' before him in the "other" Mussolini movie that premiered more than two months earlier, painted Il Duce only superficially, dealing primarily with his personal life and leaving much of 20th century Italian history in the shadows and World War II in the newspapers. Like the Hoskins version, the Italian temperament and strengths had to be conveyed by an almost totally non-Italian cast (at least in the lead roles).<P>Aside from the overaged-for-the-part Scott, there were Jewish-girl-from-the Bronx Lee Grant as Benito's tormented wife, Rachele; Irishman Gabriel Byrne, who earlier had played another Italian lad, Christopher Columbus, as Mussolini's son, Vittorio; Puerto Rico-born Raul Julia as Benito's conniving son-in-law, Count Ciano; and relative American newcomer Virginia Madsen, who earlier had played Marion Davies in the television movie about Davies' romance with William Randolph Hearst, is a golden blonde Claretta, Mussolini's mistress whom newspaper photos always have depicted as dark and brooding.<P>Italo-American Broadway actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, known to moviegoers as Al Pacino's sister is "Scarface," best captured the moment(s) as Il Duce's daughter, Edda, who married Ciano. Filmed primarily in Yugoslavia, this Mussolini movie earned two Emmy Award nominations: for film editing and sound mixing.
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