La signorina Elisa insegna scrittura commerciale in una scuola femminile, dove tutte le lettere, per convenzione, vengono inviate ad un inesistente signor Hartman di Vienna ad un indirizzo ... See full summary »
In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave her as a wedding gift: she needs money to cover her debts. The general secretly buys ... See full summary »
Vittorio De Sica
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La signorina Elisa insegna scrittura commerciale in una scuola femminile, dove tutte le lettere, per convenzione, vengono inviate ad un inesistente signor Hartman di Vienna ad un indirizzo altrettanto inesistente. Elisa è romantica e affida i suoi sogni a lettere che scrive al fantomatico Hartman. Ma una di queste lettere viene trovata da Maddalena Lenci e imbucata. Carlo Hartman però esiste, proprio a quell'indirizzo e ricevuta la lettera corre a Roma per incontrare la ragazza. Ma a Roma c'è anche suo cugino che si innamora di Maddalena scambiandola per Elisa... Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
It is very interesting to notice that even Un Garibaldino al Convento (1942) sounds a reasonable movie after the sad experience of see this boring film, the second one (first alone) directed by De Sica. The reference to be followed here is the typical frivolity of Italian comedy of its times, above all, the one represented by Mario Camerini, and starred in some cases by the own De Sica. However, De Sica doesn't have the Camerini's touch to build an atmospheric sense as he did in his comedies.De Sica's artistic relevance grown at same proportion that himself no more work as actor in his own films. The cast is as fake as the own situation, but in the worst sense imaginable and the pretense gags, with few exceptions, are even worst, although the movie has a relatively good way to lead with "universal" clichés linked with any classroom. The fact that the most responsible girl was equally considered the most boring and distasteful by the students and the main character and focus of identification be the opposite of it, is a strong evidence of the victory of the gender conventions under the idealization of types more associated with fascist ideology.
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