Directed by Luchino Viscounti
This is one of those films that I feel is entirely unnecessary to put on the list. The screenplay of this movies was completely stolen from The Postman Always Rings Twice. Not only is this film a blatant piece of plagiarism, but The Postman Always Rings Twice is on the list in the near future. Why do we need both?
For those of you don't know, this movie centers on a tramp who comes to live with a beautiful woman and her entirely unsympathetic husband. She falls in love with him (it is hard to tell if he falls in love with her since this actor is completely devoid of emotion) and, as in all film noir movies, their love cannot be without murder.
The pacing is slow and the actors don't carry the intensity that Lana Turner and John Garfield. Overall just a worse version of a future film; I have no idea why this would be considered essential viewing.
Kept off American screens until 1976 due to copyright issues.
Films negatives were destroyed by fascists.