The Crossroads (1951 film)

The Crossroads or The Junction (Italian: Il bivio) is a 1951 Italian crime film directed by Fernando Cerchio and starring Raf Vallone, Charles Vanel and Claudine Dupuis.[1] A criminal infiltrates the police to assist his gang, but begins to have a change of heart when he enjoys his new job.

The Crossroads
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed byFernando Cerchio
Produced by
Written by
Music byCarlo Rustichelli
CinematographyRenato Del Frate
Edited byRolando Benedetti
  • Epica Film
  • Rovere Film
Distributed byRegionale
Release date
19 March 1951
Running time
100 minutes

The film's sets were designed by Luigi Ricci.


Italy, 1950s. Aldo Marchi (Raf Vallone), already decorated during the war and later became the leader of a dangerous criminal gang of thieves, managed to get into the police flying squad of Turin with the aim to safely direct the robbery of the companions



  1. Curti p.5


  • Roberto Curti. Italian Crime Filmography, 1968–1980. McFarland, 2013.
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