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Winterset (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 3 December 1936 (USA)
Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred Santell

Writers:

Maxwell Anderson (play), Anthony Veiller (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burgess Meredith ... Mio Romagna
Margo ... Miriamne Esdras
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Trock Estrella
John Carradine ... Bartolomio Romagna
Edward Ellis ... Judge Gaunt
Maurice Moscovitch ... Esdras
Paul Guilfoyle ... Garth Esdras
Stanley Ridges ... Shadow
Mischa Auer ... Radical
Willard Robertson ... Policeman in the Square
Alec Craig ... Hobo
Myron McCormick Myron McCormick ... Carr
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Maria Romagna
Barbara Pepper ... Girl
Fernanda Eliscu ... Piny
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Storyline

Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the gangster Trock Estrella. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abismos Humanos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Burgess Meredith, in his first film with a credited role, recreates the role he played in the original Broadway production. See more »

Connections

Version of Winterset (1945) See more »

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Interesting, but I didn't get it
10 March 2005 | by ronviethSee all my reviews

Winterset starts out beautifully and profoundly. The story flows well, but the latter scenes are so implausibly constrained that I ended up losing sympathy for the characters. The dialog was hard to make sense of at times, and many of the movie's sequences look like dark scenes from a bad dream... you know, the kind of situation you just can't escape from.

It looks as though, in the transition to turning the stage play into a movie, the makers never gave much thought to overcoming the obvious limitations that the stage imposes on what we now think of as the "action sequences".

I don't regret the time spent watching Winterset. It was interesting, but as a movie (and even allowing for its vintage) it was just "OK".


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