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Directed by Raffaello Matarazzo • 1952 • Italy
Nobody's Children is the first half of an overflowing diptych of melodramas chronicling the labyrinthine misfortunes of a couple torn cruelly apart by fate (and meddling villains). When Guido (Amedeo Nazzari), a young count, falls for Luisa (Yvonne Sanson), the poor daughter of one of the miners who works at his family's quarry, his mother and her nefarious henchman scheme epically to separate the two forever.