Steel (1933 film)

Steel (Italian: Acciaio) is a 1933 Italian drama film directed by Walter Ruttmann and starring Piero Pastore, Isa Pola and Vittorio Bellaccini. The film was shot on location at the steel mills in Terni in Umbria.[1] It was based on the novel Giuoca, Pietro! by Luigi Pirandello. With its semi-documentary style it was one of a number of films made in the Fascist era that serve as a precursor to Italian neorealism which emerged in the mid-1940s.[2]

Directed byWalter Ruttmann
Produced byEmilio Cecchi
Baldassarre Negroni
Written byLuigi Pirandello (novel)
Stefano Landi
Mario Soldati
Emilio Cecchi
Walter Ruttmann
StarringPiero Pastore
Isa Pola
Vittorio Bellaccini
Alfredo Polveroni
Music byGian Francesco Malipiero
CinematographyDomenico Scala
Massimo Terzano
Edited byGiuseppe Fatigati
Walter Ruttmann
Distributed byCinès-Pittaluga
Release date
31 March 1933
Running time
67 minutes


Two steelworkers engage in a violent rivalry over a woman.



  1. Bondanella p.27
  2. Bondanella p.26-27


  • Bondanella, Peter. A History of Italian Cinema. Continuum, 2009.
  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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