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Doctor, Beware (1941)
"Teresa Venerdì" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  29 April 1951 (USA)
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A comedy of errors in which the sweetly incompetent Dr. Pietro Vignali (de Sica) has been run deep into debt by his girlfriend, Loletta Prima (Magnani). After his creditors threaten to sell... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Il dottore Pietro Vignali
Adriana Benetti ...
Teresa Venerdì
Irasema Dilián ...
Lilli Passalacqua (as Irasema Dilian)
Guglielmo Barnabò ...
Agostino Passalacqua
Olga Vittoria Gentilli ...
Rosa Passalacqua
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Loletta Prima
Elvira Betrone ...
La direttrice dell'orfanotrofio
Giuditta Rissone ...
L'istutrice Anna
Virgilio Riento ...
Antonio
Annibale Betrone ...
Umberto Vignali
Nico Pepe ...
Il dottore Pasquale Grosso
Clara Auteri Pepe ...
Giuseppina
Zaira La Fratta ...
Alice
Alessandra Adari ...
L'istutrice Caterina
Lina Marengo ...
La maestra Ricci
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A comedy of errors in which the sweetly incompetent Dr. Pietro Vignali (de Sica) has been run deep into debt by his girlfriend, Loletta Prima (Magnani). After his creditors threaten to sell his belongings, he takes a job as an orphanage health inspector to pay his debts and ends up engaged to wealthy Lilli, daughter of a mattress tycoon, and chased after by the orphan Teresa Venerdí, while trying to keep his life in order. Written by Benjamin Letzler <bletzler@lan.tjhsst.edu>

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Goofs

Teresa's card taken from the card box by the headmistress is different from the one she hands to the presidente. E.g. the former says "nata il 2 luglio 1924" and "adottata dai..." (adopted from). On the latter it says "nata 2-7-1924" (which in the European format is indeed the same date) and instead of "adottata" it says "allevata dai..." (raised by). See more »

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Qui nel cuor
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Written by Giovanni D'Anzi and Devilli
Performed by Anna Magnani
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23 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This minor but winning little filmic treasure from the Italian fascist era was directed by Vittorio De Sica before he made all the films that brought him international fame like SHOE SHINE, BICYCLE THIEF, MIRACLE IN MILAN, and UMBERTO D. De Sica himself plays a young physician in an orphanage for girls where a young girl named Teresa "Venerdi'" or "Teresa Friday" (because that was the day she arrived) becomes infatuated with him. The doctor is carrying on a romance at the same time with a flirtatious singer, Loletta, played by a feisty Anna Magnani in a short but fabulous supporting role. The expressions of boredom on her face as she goes through a tiresome and tacky dance number are a wonder to behold. Teresa, the love-struck heroine, is played by the lovely Adriana Benetti, whom Italian film buffs remember from Blasetti's landmark QUATTRO PASSI FRA LE NUVOLE, made a year later.


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