Courtroom scenes of Caruso trial, Rome + disturbing shots of his execution by firing squad.
Unused / unissued material.
Caruso trial. Rome, Italy.
Various shots inside crowded courtroom. A panel of judges sit behind long table on gold chairs. We see lawyer passionately talking to court. A man is called to sit in front of judges and is cross examined. Various shots of man in dock - Caruso? At one point he speaks out - trying to make an appeal?
L/S of man (Caruso?) being helped out of police van, he is very weak and can barely stand. He is tied to a chair. A firing squad in black uniforms shoot him in the head. Various closer shots of execution, a Catholic priest talks to Caruso and performs last rights. The body is untied and dumped into plain wooden coffin.
Caruso may be Nazi informer / collaborator? Or perhaps associated with Mussolini and Italian fascists?
Cataloguers' note: item contains very graphic images of execution - some viewers may find it distressing to watch.