Without Pity (1948) DVD Senza pietà (original title)Director: Alberto LattuadaFilmed in 1948 as Senza Pieta, this Alberto Lattuada-directed effort came to America the following year as Without Pity. The film's sensitive subject matter caused problems in distribution and approval; Lattuada was never known to shirk from a sociopolitical statement, even when it meant loss of revenue overseas. The plot is based on an actual postwar dilemma: in Northern Italy, dozens of black American GIs chose to go AWOL rather than return to a racially divided United States. John Kitzmiller plays an occupation soldier named Jerry, who decides to remain in Italy when he falls in love with a blonde, Caucasian local girl named Angela (Carla Del Poggio). Reviewers in 1949 felt that Lattuada exercised poor taste in depicting the interracial romance: while these scenes cannot realistically be described as offensive when seen today, they are still quite frank by 1940s standards. A "regular" in Italian neorealist films, Michigan-born black actor John Kitzmiller went on to win a Cannes Film Festival award for his performance in 1957's Sergeant Jim; James Bond fans will remember Kitzmiller as "Quarrel" in Dr. No (1962). Almost all our catalog are Public Domain films. To Avoid Any Confusion , If you are not sure what a PUBLIC DOMAIN film is, then please ask any questions you may have before committing to an offer. This Listing violates NO Laws. Read below for more Copyright Information . The section of American copyright law known as “The Berne Act” clearly states: films unreleased in the United States, including original version of films altered and/or edited for release in the United States, are not protected by American copyright; thus, they are considered public domain. The entire purpose of our company is to provide (otherwise unavailable) films to the serious video collector. We do not offer videos owned by American releasing companies. If a film should become available domestically, we immediately stop offering it to our clients.Disc Information (applies to all our catalog): · While DVD quality varies title to title, I guarantee these are the best prints available.· Excellent to decent video and sound quality (send me a message for specific questions).· All DVD's are in NTSC Region 0 Format. For an Additional $0.50 per disc, we can convert to PAL, only if you let us know before paying invoice.· All DVD's are DVD-R’s shipped in plain white DVD sleeves. For the moment we do not offer artwork, mainly to keep the prices as low as possible.All non-English spoken movies come with English subtitles. **CHECK OUT THE REST OF OUR CATALOG FOR DISCOUNTS ON BULK ORDERS, AND WILL NEGOTIATE DISCOUNTS ON S&H... **ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED IN A FRIENDLY AND POLITE MANNER, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR EVEN THE SMALLEST QUESTION. WE WANT OUR CUSTOMERS TO KNOW WHAT THEY’RE GETTING… Shipping & handling: **The shipping & handling cost will be $2.50 using USPS First Class Mailing to the USA (continental states), add $0.50 for every additional DVD.**To Canada will be $3.25 USPS First Class International, add $0.50 for every additional DVD. **International Shipping is $3.75 , add $0.50 for every additional DVD. ****ORDERS OF 4 OR MORE SHIP OUT FOR FREE...!!! **We ONLY accept Paypal or Google checkout. ******** CHECK OUT OUR OTHER AUCTIONS, IF YOU HAVE A CERTAIN HARD TO FIND OR OUT OF PRINT FILM IN MIND, AND DON`T SEE IT IN OUR CATALOG, CONTACT US, WE PROBABLY HAVE IT....
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