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Mussolini: The Untold Story 

Unrated | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (1985– )
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The rise and fall of the Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.
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1985  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
George C. Scott ...  Benito Mussolini 2 episodes, 1985
David Suchet ...  Dino Grandi 2 episodes, 1985
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Storyline

This seven hour mini-series is based on the memories of Vittorio Mussolini, the oldest son of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The film opens in 1922 as Mussolini gathers his power through the use of his Black Shirt militia. Promoting himself as Caesar reincarnate, Il Duce gains a national fervor that peaks after the Italian invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in 1935. In 1938, Mussolini attempted to promote peace at a Munich conference. Nonetheless he aligned himself with Hitler and drew his country into World War II. Of course, this led to his country's downfall and his total dishonor. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Three women loved him...The entire world feared him...A Madman Who Would Stop at Nothing to Conquer Everything

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Yugoslavia | USA

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English

Release Date:

24 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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Mussolini: The Untold Story See more »

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Triangle Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Contrary to the popular myth featured in this miniseries Mussolini did not make the trains on time. Most of the repair work to the Italian railway system were done before Mussolini and his fascists came into power in 1922. Mussolini was just disingenuous in taking credit for those changes. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version removed the scene where Mussolini raped the female reporter from the London Herald (Mrs. Thompson) on his desk. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

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Giovinezza
by Salvatore Gotta and Giuseppe Blanc
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Raul Julia was marvelous
9 November 2003 | by gattocineseSee all my reviews

This miniseries has stayed with me long after I saw it. I was thinking about actors who never got rid of their local accents but were still great actors. Raul Julia was one of them. He could have played Count Ciano way over the top here, but he didn't. Yet he was so moving as Mussolini's conniving, but very human son-in-law. I hope you're doing well wherever you are, Raul.


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