The City Stands Trial

The City Stands Trial (Italian: Processo alla città) is a 1952 Italian drama film directed by Luigi Zampa and starring Amedeo Nazzari, is based on a revisiting of the Cuocolo murders and the struggle for control of Naples by the Camorra in the early 1900s. It is considered to be Zampa's most accomplished film.[1] It was entered into the 3rd Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

The City Stands Trial
Film poster
Directed byLuigi Zampa
Written bySuso Cecchi d'Amico
Diego Fabbri
Ettore Giannini
Francesco Rosi
Turi Vasile
StarringAmedeo Nazzari
CinematographyEnzo Serafin
Edited byEraldo Da Roma
Release date
  • 1952 (1952)
Running time
98 minutes



  1. Moliterno, The A to Z of Italian Cinema, p. 342
  2. "1st Berlin International Film Festival: In Competition". Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2009.


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