La Cittadella (1964 miniseries)

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La Cittadella
Genre Drama
Based on The Citadel
by A. J. Cronin
Screenplay by Anton Giulio Majano
Directed by Anton Giulio Majano
Starring Alberto Lupo
Anna Maria Guarnieri
Fosco Giachetti
Nando Gazzolo
Eleonora Rossi Drago
Music by Riz Ortolani
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
No. of episodes8
CinematographyMassimo Sallusti
Vincenzo Seratrice
Running time62 min. (per episode)
Production company Radiotelevisione Italiana
Original release
Network Programma Nazionale
Release9 February (1964-02-09) 
22 March 1964 (1964-03-22)

La Cittadella is a 1964 Italian miniseries based on A. J. Cronin's 1937 novel, The Citadel , and produced by Radiotelevisione Italiana. It was directed by Anton Giulio Majano and stars Alberto Lupo as Dr. Manson and Anna Maria Guarnieri as his wife, Christine. Other television versions include an American (1960), another Italian (2003), and two British adaptations, 1960 and 1983.


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