Mario, bersagliere cyclist, was discharged and returned to his work as a labourer at steel mills of Terniconfidando to find and marry Gina, who was his girlfriend. But the girl, meanwhile, is linked to Pietro, also a worker and the two confess openly to Mario their relationship. Because of this, Mario and Peter, once great friends, they argue, but the work forces them to stay close. One day a misunderstanding between the two during a cast causes a serious accident in which Peter gets hit by a glowing ingot. Although Pietro, moribund, has time to say who caused the accident is not Mario, he, because of known contrast that divided them, is considered by the community who is responsible for the horrific death of colleague. Isolated and despised by all, Mario thinks to capitalize on his military experience and to give themselves to professional cycling, leaving the work of Foundry. When it appears that this perspective is now at hand, Mario, still in love with Gina with which she hopes to renew the relationship, decides to return to the factory worker, where he will be alongside his father of Peter, who always believed in his innocence .
Length 67 min.
Director: Walter Ruttmann
Subject: Luigi Pirandello
Screenplay: Walter Ruttmann, Mario Soldati
Producer: Emilio Cecchi, Baldassarre Negroni
Producer: Emilio Cecchi
Photography: Massimo Terzano, Domenico Scala
Editing: Walter Ruttman, Giuseppe Fatigati
Music: Gian Francesco Malipiero, directed by Mario Rossi
Art Director: Gaston Medin
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