The Eternal Chain (1952)

I grandi peccatori (L'eterna catena) (original title)
As the Legion Etrangère puts in at Napoli, legionnaire Walter escapes from the ship to meet a woman he still loves ,in spite of his five years away from home.


Mario Brancacci (screenplay), Anton Giulio Majano (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Walter Ronchi
Gianna Maria Canale ... Maria Raneri
Marco Vicario Marco Vicario ... Sandro Ronchi
Leda Gloria Leda Gloria ... Donna Teresa, madre di Maria
Umberto Spadaro Umberto Spadaro ... Maresciallo della legione straniera
Carlo Croccolo ... Peppino
Aldo Nicodemi Aldo Nicodemi ... Filippo Lanza
Olinto Cristina Olinto Cristina ... Maestro Vallini
Nietta Zocchi Nietta Zocchi ... The 'Alhambra' Owner
Gisella Monaldi Gisella Monaldi ... Donna Carmela
Duccio Sissia Duccio Sissia ... Walter - Maria's son
Corrado Mantoni Corrado Mantoni ... Presenter (as Corrado)
Mario Galli Mario Galli
Liana Billi Liana Billi
Giulio Battiferri Giulio Battiferri


As the Legion Etrangère puts in at Napoli, legionnaire Walter escapes from the ship to meet a woman he still loves, in spite of his five years away from his home. When he first met her, she was his brother Carlo's fiancee. But it was love at first sight. Carlo thought she cheated on him with a shipowner whom he killed when that hateful man tried to abuse her sexually. Falsely accused of the crime by his brother, Walter thought the girl had committed the crime and he joined the Legion. After these five years, Walter meets again his brother, the woman and a child who is actually his. Will the truth come out? Written by dbdumonteil

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2 May 1952 (Italy) See more »

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The Eternal Chain See more »

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Megale Film See more »
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1.37 : 1
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