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    Ossessione (ICI, R-1940s). Italian 2 - Fogli (39.5" X 55").
    Director Luchino Visconti really had a hard time showing his feature film debut. Not only did priests perform cleansing rituals at some theaters that showed the film, but the fascist regime of Mussolini decided that it was unacceptable and had all the negatives and prints burned. Fortunately, Visconti managed to smuggle his one backup print out of Italy. The adaptation of James M. Cain's acclaimed novel The Postman Always Rings Twice stars Massimo Girotti as the drifter who goes to work at the small provincial inn. Clara Calamai plays the wife of the abusive innkeeper, Juan De Landa, who eventually talks Girotti into killing her husband for the insurance money. Many consider this film to be one of the finest examples of Italian neo-realism ever produced. Restoration has addressed chipping and tears in the folds and borders. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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