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A Sense of Justice: Sacco and Vanzetti

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A film starring Gian Maria Volonle Riccardo Cucciolla , Cyril Cusack Geoffrey Keen , Milo O'Shea
' The most atrocious crime committed by human justice in this century' was how Franklin D. Roosevelt described the case of Sacco and Vanzetti. Tonight's film, a British premiere and the first of six with a sense of justice, reconstructs the famous - or infamous - trial, using some of the actual speeches, including the simple but moving final statements of the men in the dock.
On 5 May 1920, two Italian immigrants, a shoemaker and a fish peddler, were arrested by the police for robbery with murder. They had alibis, and witnesses, but they were also self-confessed anarchists and the case against them ' split America in two '.
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Contributors

Unknown: Gian Maria Volonle
Unknown: Riccardo Cucciolla
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Geoffrey Keen
Unknown: Milo O'Shea
Bartolomeo Vanzetti: Gian Maria Volonte
Nicola Sacco: Riccardo Cucciolla
Katzman: Cyril Ctjsack
Rosa Sacco: Rosanna Fratello
Judge Thayer: Geoffrey Keen
Moore: Milo O'Shea
Thompson: William Prince

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A Sense of Justice: Sacco and Vanzetti

BBC Two England, 14 November 1976 22.30






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