The Railroad Man

The Railroad Man (Italian: Il Ferroviere) is a 1956 Italian drama film directed by Pietro Germi.

The Railroad Man
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Directed byPietro Germi
Written byPietro Germi
Alfredo Giannetti
Luciano Vincenzoni
Produced byCarlo Ponti
StarringPietro Germi
Saro Urzì
Luisa Della Noce
Sylva Koscina
Edoardo Nevola
CinematographyLeonida Barboni
Music byCarlo Rustichelli
Release date
  • 11 August 1956 (1956-08-11) (Italy)
Running time
118 minutes


Train operator Andrea Marcocci witnesses the suicide of a desperate man who jumps in front of his train. Under the influence of this shock, he starts making mistakes. A check-up by a doctor reveals that he's at the brink of becoming an alcoholic. Due to this evaluation, he is demoted and must accept a salary cut.




  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Railroad Man". Retrieved 2009-02-02.

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