The Abandoned (1955 film)

Gli Sbandati
(The Abandoned)
Directed by Francesco Maselli
Produced by Antonio Pellizari
Screenplay by Eriprando Visconti
Francesco Maselli
Ageo Savioli
Story by Eriprando Visconti
Starring Lucia Bosé
Isa Miranda
Jean-Pierre Mocky
Antonio De Teffè
Giuliano Montaldo
Fernando Birri
Mario Girotti
Music by Giovanni Fusco
Cinematography Gianni Di Venanzo
Edited by Antonietta Zita
Release dates
  • 1955 (1955)
Running time
102 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Abandoned. The Runaways or The Abandoned was the United States title for the 1955 Italian film Gli Sbandati, set during the aftermath of the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943 during World War II. The film entered the 1955 Venice Film Festival, where it received a special mention.[1] It is the directorial debut of Francesco Maselli.[2] The music was composed by Giovanni Fusco and arranged by Ennio Morricone.[3]

In 2008 the film was selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved.[4][5]



  1. Sight and sound, Volumes 24-25. British Film Institute.
  2. Gino Moliterno. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009. ISBN 0810868962.
  3. "Gli Sbandati". Chi Mai. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  4. Massimo Borriello (4 March 2008). "Cento film e un'Italia da non dimenticare". Movieplayer. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  5. "Ecco i cento film italiani da salvare". Corriere della Sera. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2013.

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