In the Name of the Law 1949
Massimo Girotti has just been appointed the judge of a small town in Sicily. It's controlled by the local baron, Camillo Mastrocinque, and Mafia, headed by Charles Vanel. Girotti tries to govern by the law, but everyone in the town is used to the corruption and the murders. He has only a few allies: a youngster, one of the police, and Jones Salinas, the baroness.

Pietro Germi, who wrote and directed this, seems to have seen a lot of westerns and been influenced by them for this movie; the way the Mafia ride into town, shotguns at their backs, Carlo Rustichelli's English-horn-dominated music raising the blood, feels like an A western, with the hero about to stand off the gang of bandits. This is the first Italian film to speak explicitly about the Mafia after WW2.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:40:58 | 34.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, French

Director: Pietro Germi
Cast: Massimo Girotti, Jone Salinas, Camillo Mastrocinque, Charles Vanel, Saro Urzi, Turi Pandolfini, Peppino Spadaro
Country: Italy
Genre: Crime, Drama

-- Preface de Jean-Baptiste Thoret (7:50)
-- Au nom de la loi revu par Jean A. Gili (58:01)