Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing... See full summary »
Vittorio De Sica
Eduardo De Filippo
On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs ... See full summary »
Per entrare in possesso di una grossa eredità, altrimenti devoluta ad una clinica per animali, un giovane nobiluomo dovrebbe sposare entro breve tempo la propria cugina. Il giovane sarebbe ... See full summary »
Un ricco signore, morendo, decide che il testamento deve essere aperto davanti ai figli che egli ebbe da una illegittima relazione con una cavallerizza di circo equestre. Il notaio riesce ... See full summary »
Sonia, a beautiful gold digger, mistakes Antonio, a waiter in a Neapolitan hotel, for the Arab prince Bey of Agapur and makes an appointment with him for the following day in Capri. Antonio... See full summary »
Ercole Pappalardo (Totò), married, five daughters, lives with only dream to be upgraded from his current position in the post department. Everithing goes wrong, he accidentally spits on the... See full summary »
Antonio, seguendo le indicazioni della "Smorfia", dategli in sogno da una zia monaca "attraversa l'Alto Adige" e arriva a Berlino Ovest per incontrare il magliaro Giuseppe e fare fortuna. ... See full summary »
Totò's first film, in which he has no place to stay and is struggling to make a buck - and also make some sense out of the random encounters he has with a high-class wimp, his luscious adulterous wife and a Shirley Temple replica to whom he eventually becomes a father figure; Totò himself plays sort of a cheekier version of Chaplin's tramp, but of course with his own very characteristic mannerisms and facial expressions. It's a fuzzy, underwritten first cinematic incursion without much of a personality or a real plot to string the gags together, but has enough charm and laughs to merit a viewing. Better ones would follow...
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