The Four Days of Naples (film)

For the historical event itself, see Four days of Naples.
The Four Days of Naples

Italian film poster
Directed by Nanni Loy
Produced by Goffredo Lombardo
Written by Carlo Bernari
Pasquale Festa Campanile
Massimo Franciosa
Nanni Loy
Vasco Pratolini
Starring Regina Bianchi
Aldo Giuffrè
Music by Carlo Rustichelli
Cinematography Marcello Gatti
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer in United States/Titanus in Italy
Release dates
  • 16 November 1962 (1962-11-16)
Running time
124 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian
Budget $800,000[1]
Box office $2 million (Italy)[1]

The Four Days of Naples (Italian: Le quattro giornate di Napoli) is a 1962 Italian film, directed by Nanni Loy and set during the uprising which gives its name. It stars Regina Bianchi, Aldo Giuffrè, Lea Massari, Jean Sorel, Franco Sportelli, Charles Belmont, Gian Maria Volontè and Frank Wolff.

The film won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Director, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Writing Original Screenplay,[2] and a BAFTA Award for Best Film. At the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival in 1963, the film was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize.[3]


During World War II, the people of Naples are forced to work in slave camps by the occupying Germans. They grow tired of the oppression, and revolt against the invaders, armed with any weapon they can find. The revolt lasts four days, and they eventually drive the Germans from the city before the arrival of allied troops, advancing from the Salerno beach head.


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  1. 1 2 Four Days' Budget 'High' at $800,000: Italian Director Loy Here; UCLA Adapts 'Spoon River' Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 Mar 1963: C13.
  2. "The 35th Academy Awards (1963) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  3. "3rd Moscow International Film Festival (1963)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-12-01.

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