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The Machine that Kills Bad People
The Machine that Kills Bad People

The Machine that Kills Bad People 1952


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The Machine that Kills Bad People 1952 PG

85 mins Italy Director. Luciano Emmer, Roberto Rossellini

A photographer is given the power to rid the Earth of 'evil-doers' using his camera, but soon becomes addicted to his power and begins to smite down everyone indiscriminately.

Made in the middle of his run of films with Ingrid Bergman, The Machine That Kills Bad People finds Rossellini displaying the more humorous and fantastical possibilities of neo-realist cinema (much like Vittorio De Sica’s Miracle in Milan, from the previous year) and offers evidence of his transition to the more poetic style seen in his Bergman collaborations.

Directed by

Luciano Emmer

Roberto Rossellini


Joe Falletta

Helen Tubbs

Bill Tubbs

Marilyn Buferd

Giovanni Amato

Gigi Pisano


Comedy Fantasy


Roberto Rossellini Italian Classics


PG mild bad language, sex references







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