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Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas - Eclipse Series No. 28

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This box set - the 27th volume of The Criterion Collection's Eclipse series of rare and unknown films - turns to four baroque, operatic melodramas helmed by the Italian director Raffaello Matarazzo in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The films featured herein borrowed character types and situations from neorealismo but stood at the opposite end of the stylistic spectrum. The collection begins with Chains (1949), about an upstanding Italian housewife whose world is turned upside down by the sudden reappearance of a...
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Overview

This box set - the 27th volume of The Criterion Collection's Eclipse series of rare and unknown films - turns to four baroque, operatic melodramas helmed by the Italian director Raffaello Matarazzo in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The films featured herein borrowed character types and situations from neorealismo but stood at the opposite end of the stylistic spectrum. The collection begins with Chains (1949), about an upstanding Italian housewife whose world is turned upside down by the sudden reappearance of a former lover. Next up is Tormento (1953) about a well-meaning young woman who escapes from the clutches of her nasty stepmother and attempts to begin a new life with her impoverished beau - with disastrous consequences. Nobody's Children (1953) follows the tragic romance of a rich count and a poor village girl. Finally, The White Angel (1955) resumes the story of the Nobody's Children couple, following them on an adventure that includes a prison riot and a boating accident.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2011
  • UPC: 715515083515
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  • Source: Criterion
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 6:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,349

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Raffaello Matarazzo Primary Artist
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas: Chains
1. After All This Time [10:47]
2. Thief [4:00]
3. Trust in Fate [4:11]
4. Talking in Fate [5:12]
5. "I'm Just a Poor Woman" [7:04]
6. A Stolen Moment [8:15]
7. Bon Voyage [3:58]
8. Tonino [9:21]
9. The Letter [3:11]
10. "It's Him or Me!" [3:21]
11. Wicked Woman [5:45]
12. Pity [7:16]
13. Back to Italy [7:46]
14. Innocence? [4:18]
15. Rosa's Cacrifice [4:36]
16. "Another Debt?" [5:24]
Disc #2 -- Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas: Tormento
1. Dreams and Plans [11:59]
2. The Upper Hand [8:08]
3. Arrested [2:25]
4. Plead Innocent? [4:52]
5. Consequences [3:20]
6. Forever [4:09]
7. A Condemned Man [2:39]
8. "I Swear" [5:26]
9. Oath Fulfilled [2:49]
10. Faith [3:34]
11. Enzo [7:16]
12. A Favor [6:22]
13. Conditions [6:32]
14. Wayward Women [4:15]
15. Repentance [6:53]
16. "We Have to Do Something" [3:08]
17. Little Angel [6:47]
18. Reunited [7:16]
Disc #3 -- Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas: Nobody's Children
1. Trouble at the Quarry [8:05]
2. Carte Blanche [7:22]
3. Letters [3:08]
4. The Storm [7:43]
5. Missing [4:54]
6. The Only Reason [2:24]
7. "Dear God, What Will I Do?" [2:25]
8. No Time to Lose [6:36]
9. Sister Addolorata [3:13]
10. Bruno's Benefactor [9:52]
11. Mother and Child [2:39]
12. Confession [9:20]
13. A Secret [4:16]
14. Fired [9:35]
15. The Truth [6:50]
16. "Are You My Angel in White?" [8:07]
Disc #4 -- Raffaello Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas: The White Angel
1. Haunted [7:02]
2. One True Love [5:57]
3. "I Knew It Would Come to This" [4:49]
4. Desperation [6:13]
5. Cruel Fate [2:30]
6. Poldo's Plea [3:36]
7. A Stranger? [5:02]
8. Obsession [5:43]
9. Delirious [11:10]
10. For Her [8:22]
11. Sentenced [4:20]
12. "Snitch!" [5:25]
13. Lina's Wish [10:58]
14. Nobody's Child [4:50]
15. "In the Name of Your Mother..." [13:56]
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