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A film composed by Ennio Morricone - 011
Scarlatto e nero / The scarlet and the Black
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Director: Jerry London
Writers: J.P. Gallagher (book), David Butler
Stars: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud

Cast (in credits order)

Gregory Peck ... Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty

Christopher Plummer ... Col. Herbert Kappler

John Gielgud ... Pope Pius XII (as Sir John Gielgud)

Raf Vallone ... Father Vittorio
Kenneth Colley ... Capt. Hirsch (as Ken Colley)

Walter Gotell ... Gen. Max Helm

Barbara Bouchet ... Minna Kappler

Julian Holloway ... Alfred West
Angelo Infanti ... Father Morosini
Olga Karlatos ... Francesca Lombardo

Michael Byrne ... Reinhard Beck

T.P. McKenna ... Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler

Vernon Dobtcheff ... Count Langenthal

John Terry ... Lt. Jack Manning

Peter Burton ... Sir D'Arcy Osborne
Phillip Hatton ... Lt. Harry Barnett
Mark Lewis ... Cpl. Les Tate

Fabiana Udenio ... Guila Lombardo
Marne Maitland ... Papal Secretary
Remo Remotti ... Rabbi Leoni
Giovanni Crippa ... Simon Weiss
Billy Boyle ... Paddy Doyle

Itaco Nardulli ... Franz Kappler

Cariddi Nardulli ... Liesel Kappler (as Carridi Nardulli)
Alessandra Cozzo ... Emilia Lombardo
William Berger ... U.S. Intelligence Officer (as Bill Berger)
Edmund Purdom ... British Intelligence Officer / Epilogue Narrator (as Edmond Purdom)
Gabriella D'Olive ... Mother Superior
Cesarina Tacconi ... Pregnant Woman
David Brandon ... SS Officer
Sergio Nicolai ... Firing Squad Officer
Bruno Corazzari ... Coalman
Stelio Candelli ... O'Flaherty's Secretary
Francesco Carnelutti ... Cameriere Segreto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gabriele Ferzetti ... Prince Mataeo (uncredited)
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Nazi Soldier (uncredited)

Genres: Drama | History | War

Produced Howard P. Alston .... executive producer in charge of production
Bill McCutchen .... producer
Alfio Sugaroni .... associate producer

Contry USA | UK | Italy
Language: English | German | Italian
Original Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno
Production Companies Production Co:
ITC, Radiotelevisione Italiana, Bill McCutchen Productions
Filming Locations:
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Vatican City

Runtime: 143 min
Sound Mix:Mono
Release Date: 2 February 1983 (USA)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Gianni Cozzo .... first assistant director
Allan Elledge .... second assistant director (as Alan Elledge)


Also Known As (AKA)

Escarlata y negro Spain / Venezuela
Im Wendekreis des Kreuzes West Germany
La pourpre et le noir France (DVD box title)
Le pourpre et le noir France

Mies punaisissa ja mies mustissa Finland
O Escarlate e o Negro Brazil
Scarlatto e nero Italy
The Vatican Pimpernel (undefined)

Storyline-1 Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian Resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, but O'Flaherty's activities become so large that the Nazis decide to assassinate him the next time he leaves the Vatican. O'Flaherty continues his work in a variety of disguises. Based on a true story. (Here)
The Scarlet and the Black (Wikipedia)

The Scarlet and the Black is a 1983 made for TV movie starring Gregory Peck and Christopher Plummer. This production should not be confused with the 1993 British television miniseries Scarlet and Black, which starred Ewan McGregor and Rachel Weisz.

Based on J. P. Gallagher's book The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican (published in 1967), this movie tells the story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, a real life Irish Catholic priest who saved thousands of Jews and Allied refugee POWs in Nazi-occupied Rome. It was directed by Jerry London.

Plot synopsis
In 1943, Nazi Germany completely occupies Rome. The Pope (John Gielgud) is approached by General Max Helm and SS Head of Police for Rome Colonel Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer). The Colonel expresses concern that escaped Allied prisoners may attempt to seek refuge in the Vatican, and requests permission to paint a white line across St. Peter's Square in order to mark the extent of Vatican sovereignty. The Pope grants his permission, but upon the departure of the SS officers, looks out the window to see the white line had already begun being painted. Kappler's main rival is Monsignor O'Flaherty (Gregory Peck), an Irish clergyman who runs an underground organization which provides safe haven and eventual escape to Jews, escaped PoWs,and refugees in Nazi-occupied Rome. He is assisted in this enterprise by several other patriots such as Ms. Francesca Lombardo. Kappler attempts to end their activities and destroy the group, but is increasingly frustrated by O'Flaherty's repeated successes, due to a combination of his clever plans, numerous disguises, and stressing the very limits of international law. Met with continuous failure, Kappler begins to develop a personal vendetta against O'Flaherty. Despite O'Flaherty's efforts, Kappler manages to recapture many escaped PoWs, deport many Jews to death camps, and exploit and oppress the general population; a number of O'Flaherty's friends are also arrested or killed.As the war progresses, the Allies succeed in landing in Italy and begin to overcome German resistance, eventually breaking through and heading towards Rome itself. Kappler worries for his family's safety from vengeful partisans, and, in a one-to-one meeting with O'Flaherty, asks him to save his family, appealing to the same values that motivated O'Flaherty to save so many others. The Monsignor, however, refuses, disbelieving that after all the Colonel has done and all the atrocities he is responsible for, he would expect mercy and forgiveness automatically, simply because he asked for it, and departs in disgust. As the Allies enter Rome, Monsignor O'Flaherty joins in the celebrations of the liberation, and somberly toasts those who did not live to see it. Kappler is eventually captured and questioned by the Allies. In the course of his interrogation, he is informed that his wife and children were smuggled out of Italy and escaped unharmed into Switzerland. Upon being asked who helped them, Kappler realizes that it must be O'Flaherty, but responds simply that he does not know. The film epilogue states that Kappler was sentenced to life imprisonment, but was frequently visited in prison by O'Flaherty, eventually becoming a Catholic and being baptized at his hands in 1959.
Historical Accuracy

The character of General Max Helm was based entirely on the real life of SS-Obergruppenführer Karl Wolff, who served in 1944 as the Supreme SS and Police Leader of Italy. The film was unable to use Wolff's real name, since the SS General was still living when the film was in production; he died in 1984.

Actor Christopher Plummer was 53 years old during the production of the film. Herbert Kappler was only 36 when he served as SS Security Chief in Rome.
Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty was a real Irish priest and Vatican official, credited with saving 6,500 Jews and Allied war prisoners.
Herbert Kappler was sentenced to life imprisonment, and did convert to Catholicism after several years, partly under the influence of his war-time opponent Hugh O'Flaherty, who often visited Kappler in prison, discussing religion and literature with him. He was eventually transferred to a prison hospital on account of poor health. It was there that he escaped imprisonment by being smuggled out in a suitcase by his wife (Kappler weighed less than 105 pounds at the time). He escaped to West Germany, where he eventually died at age 70 in 1978.
The movie title
The Scarlet and the Black is a reference not only to the black cassock and scarlet sash worn by Monsignores and bishops in the Catholic Church, but also to the dominant colors of Nazi Party regalia.
Awards for the movie
In 1983 The Scarlet and the Black was nominated for an Emmy in the category Outstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special.
OO2-The Stills
003- About Director Jerry London


Jerry London (born January 21, 1947) is an American television director and producer


London has directed more than forty television movies including Emmy Award nominated Chiefs.

London won best director for James Clavell's Shogun, a twelve hour miniseries for NBC. He has also directed ten other miniseries, including the acclaimed The Scarlet and The Black with Gregory Peck, Ellis Island with Richard Burton, and Chiefs with Charlton Heston.

He has taught Film Production at UCLA and Los Angeles Film School and currently is directing a play in Los Angeles.

London is the father of Todd London, a TV producer of HBO's ROME AND THE PACIFIC Todd is now a Vice President of Disney features

Jerry London's filmography (92 flms) >>>>
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