Everybody Go Home!


1h 45m 1962

Film Details

Also Known As
La grande pagaille, Tutti a casa
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 5 Nov 1962
Production Company
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A.; Orsay Films
Distribution Company
Davis--Royal Films International
Country
France
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

Synopsis

On 8 Sep 1943, soldiers in the Italian Army hear of an armistice and believe that the war has ended. Nevertheless, 1st Lieut. Alberto Innocenzi is ordered to round up his men and join the Italian forces. His men, with the exception of Private Ceccarelli, have other ideas, and they all desert. Although uncertain of why they are still in uniform, Innocenzi and Ceccarelli head for their assigned destination. On the road they encounter a group of partisan fighters, but Innocenzi, now determined to go home, claims that he is escorting a sick man to safety and refuses to join the patriots. Later he and Ceccarelli are joined by other soldiers, including Corporal Fornaciari, who is eventually arrested by the Italian Fascists when it becomes known that his family secretly sheltered an escaped American paratrooper. Throughout the horrible journey, they manage to retain their good spirits. When Innocenzi and Ceccarelli reach Innocenzi's home, his father tries to persuade him to join the Fascists; but, tired of warfare, he runs away. As he and Ceccarelli reach the outskirts of town, they are stopped by German soldiers and taken to work in a road gang. During a raid by partisans, Innocenzi escapes and hides in a church steeple from which point he watches the fighting and sees Ceccarelli fatally wounded. Innocenzi then realizes that he cannot escape from his responsibilities, and he joins the partisan fighters.

Film Details

Also Known As
La grande pagaille, Tutti a casa
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 5 Nov 1962
Production Company
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A.; Orsay Films
Distribution Company
Davis--Royal Films International
Country
France
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.85 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in Rome in October 1960 as Tutti a casa; running time: 100 min; in Paris in May 1961 as La grande pagaille; running time: 105 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 1962

Released in United States Fall November 1962