Familiar tropes of Italian neorealist cinema— the working-class protagonist, the beautiful wife, the Mafia don—are skillfully handled in director Alberto Lattuada’s comic story of a man who takes his family on a vacation back to his hometown in Sicily only to become embroiled with the local mafia. In Italian with English subtitles. The Late George Apley (1947/93 minutes) November 28 Ronald Colman plays a stuffy, self-satisfied member of Boston’s upper class who is horrified when he discovers that his children have fallen in love with—gasp!—nonBostonians. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and based on the novel by J. P. Marquand.
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