logos.jpg“History is not about the facts. It is about the context and who is telling the story.” —Prof. Milton Fine. 

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."   –– George Orwell in his novel "1984." 

"Whoever doubts the exclusive guilt of Germany for the Second World War destroys the foundation of post–war politics." ––  Prof. Theodor Eschenberg, Rector, the University of Tübingen.

"If we have our own why in life, we shall get along with almost any how."         –  Friedrich Nietzsche



over 500 German film

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1927–1954  from

Germany and from

many Axis and Neutral countries

across Europe!  


Note!  Posters in the Poster Gallery are PERMANENT

acquisitions which are NOT FOR SALE!!   ONLY the

posters listed in our POSTER STORE are for sale. 

(They have a price and order button to use.)


Vecchia Guardia (Mario)


 The fascist film VECCHIA GUARDIA  (1934) directed by veteran director Alessandro Blasetti, is considered one of the best fascist films devoted to telling the early days of the movement leading to the March on Rome. Young 12 year old Franco Brambilla stole everyone's hearts as the boy who takes part in a fascist battle and dies by a bullet fired by the Reds.  The film was released in Nazi Germany under the title MARIO, which was the name of Brambilla's character. For the film premiere in Germany, the boy and the director were sent to represent the film and they met Adolf Hitler. In the Blasetti archives in Rome a signed photo from Hitler to the Director can be found. 

The film was imported into Nazi Germany and released there under the title of the boy's character's name, Mario. A double–spread on the actor in the German 'Aktuelle Filmbücher #83 entitled 'Children in front of the camera' (1940):




Here is a still from the film in our Collection

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Our original ultra-rare Italian poster  (shown at the bottom of this page) measures 100 cm X 70 cm. 


We also own three postcards of scenes from the film:



The postcard above shows the same scene from the movie as does our poster. On the verso of this card, the Director Alessandro Blasetti wrote to  a Leonardo Algardi the following message:


"Dear  Algardi, thank you for the letter and the affectionate words and promises of serious work, superfluous because they have already been demonstrated. Greetings for Easter. When we meet again I will give you the telegraphic money order that Zeglio has already sent me later, you see, in my first letter. Sincerely, A. Blasetti"

Algardi was in the Fascist Film Club (GUF) in Geona at university, and later became the:

–Representative of SA Stabilimenti Artistici Fiorentini (SAF) in 1931.
–Unafilm representative in Genoa in 1934-1935.
–Production manager of the Superba Film company in Genoa in 1935.

In 1935-1937 he attended the courses of the Experimental Center of Cinematography; later he became manager of ANICA.

Between 1938-1944 he organized the shows presented by the Trulli theater company of Naples.

From March to July 1943 he directed the reduced format (i.e. 16mm, 8mm) Department of the Istituto Luce.

Between 1949-1953 he was managing director of the Touring Film.