We Still Kill the Old Way


1h 39m 1968

Brief Synopsis

When an idealistic professor tries to implicate the mafia in the murder of two Sicilian civilians, he is met upon by a an extensive conspiracy that includes the government.

Film Details

Also Known As
A ciascuno il suo, Zwei Särge auf Bestellung
Genre
Crime
Thriller
Political
Foreign
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 28 Feb 1968
Production Company
Cemo Film
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
Italy
Location
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel A ciascuno il suo by Leonardo Sciascia (Turin, 1966).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

The murder of two Sicilians, Arturo Manno and Dr. Antonio Roscio, is assumed by the local townspeople and police to be a crime of honor against Manno because of his illicit love affair with Rosina, a peasant girl. However, Prof. Paolo Laurana, an idealistic intellectual, remains unconvinced that the murders were committed by Rosina's father and two brothers, and he begins his own investigation. After diligent inquiry, with virtually no help from the close-mouthed villagers, Paolo becomes certain that the real motive behind the killings was to silence Dr. Roscio's criticism of Mafia power and that Manno was slain only as a coverup. Aided by Roscio's widow, Luisa, the professor uncovers a diary left by Roscio in which he indicates his plan to denounce an unnamed political figure whom Paolo suspects is Luisa's cousin Rosello. After receiving anonymous letters threatening his life, Paolo is drawn into an ambush by Rosello, but he is allowed to escape when he reveals that he has Roscio's incriminating diary. Luisa, whom Paolo now loves, lures him to a deserted beach where he learns that she is Rosello's mistress. He is brutally attacked by hired killers and buried alive in a sandstone quarry. The professor's death permits Luisa and Rosello to marry and the town to keep its secret about the true motives behind the three murders.

Film Details

Also Known As
A ciascuno il suo, Zwei Särge auf Bestellung
Genre
Crime
Thriller
Political
Foreign
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 28 Feb 1968
Production Company
Cemo Film
Distribution Company
Lopert Pictures
Country
Italy
Location
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel A ciascuno il suo by Leonardo Sciascia (Turin, 1966).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Cefalù, Palermo, and the Villa Floria. Released in Italy in 1967 as A ciascuno il suo; running time: 90 min. Registered for copyright in the United States under the German title Zwei Särge auf Bestellung.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1967

Released in United States 1967