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  • Short Summary

    Courtroom scenes of Caruso trial, Rome + disturbing shots of his execution by firing squad.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Caruso trial. Rome, Italy.

    Various shots inside crowded courtroom. A panel of judges sit behind long table on gold chairs. We see lawyer passionately talking to court. A man is called to sit in front of judges and is cross examined. Various shots of man in dock - Caruso? At one point he speaks out - trying to make an appeal?

    L/S of man (Caruso?) being helped out of police van, he is very weak and can barely stand. He is tied to a chair. A firing squad in black uniforms shoot him in the head. Various closer shots of execution, a Catholic priest talks to Caruso and performs last rights. The body is untied and dumped into plain wooden coffin.

    Caruso may be Nazi informer / collaborator? Or perhaps associated with Mussolini and Italian fascists?

    Cataloguers' note: item contains very graphic images of execution - some viewers may find it distressing to watch.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1986.05
    Media URN:
    62055
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:01:00 / 01:21:58:00
    Canister:
    UN 1121 A

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