Biography: Mussolini - Italy's Nightmare

Biography: Mussolini - Italy's Nightmare

Director: Molly Thompson Cast: Liev Schreiber

DVD (Black & White)


Part of the Biography television series from A&E, this documentary reviews the career and personal life of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. He quickly became one of Italy's most intelligent and menacing young Socialists. He broke with the Italian Socialist Party after advocating intervention in World War 1. In 1922, he became prime minister, and by 1925, he had established himself as dictator. His rule saw an official totalitarian system; the establishment of the Vatican state; the annexation of Abyssinia and Albania; and the formation of the Axis with Germany. His declaration of war on Britain and France was followed by a series of defeats in Africa and in the Balkans. Following the Allied invasion of Sicily, his supporters deserted him, and he was overthrown and arrested. Rescued from imprisonment by German paratroopers, he was placed in charge of the puppet Italian Social Repbulic, but in 1945 he was captured by the Italian Resistance and executed. ~ John Patrick Sheehan

Product Details

Release Date: 12/27/2005
UPC: 0733961731057
Original Release: 1995
Rating: NR
Source: A&E Home Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 0:50:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Biography: Mussolini - Italy's Nightmare
1. Introduction [1:29]
2. Young Mussolini [8:18]
3. Post-War Italy [9:58]
4. Hitler: Friend or Foe? [8:20]
5. WWII [8:12]
6. Italy Divided [9:54]

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