The Captive City (1962 film)

The Captive City (Italian: La città prigioniera) is a 1962 Italian English-language war film directed by Joseph Anthony and starring David Niven, Lea Massari and Ben Gazzara.[1] It is based on the 1955 novel The Captive City by John Appleby. The film was released in the US as Conquered City by American International Pictures as a double feature with The Day the Earth Froze.[2]

The Captive City
Original Italian film poster
Directed byJoseph Anthony
Based onThe Captive City
by John Appleby
Music byPiero Piccioni
CinematographyLeonida Barboni
Edited by
Distributed byParamount Films of Italy
American International Pictures (US)
Release date
  • 5 December 1962 (1962-12-05) (Italy)

Sept 1964 (USA)
Running time
110 minutes



A small group of men and women in a hotel find themselves besieged by a rebel army that wants the Nazi armaments in the basement.


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