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
Produced byCarlo Ponti
Written byPietro Germi
Alfredo Giannetti
Luciano Vincenzoni
StarringPietro Germi
Saro Urzì
Luisa Della Noce
Sylva Koscina
Edoardo Nevola
Music byCarlo Rustichelli
CinematographyLeonida Barboni
Release date
11 August 1956
(Italian release)
Running time
118 minutes


Train operator Andrea Marcocci has to witness 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 degraded and must accept a salary cut.




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

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