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Peddlin' in Society (1946)
"Abbasso la ricchezza!" (original title)

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Thanks to wartime smuggling Gioconda Perfetti, a roman fruit vendor, becomes very rich. She leaves her shop and moves to a magnificent villa which once belonged to a count. She also becomes... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Virgilio Riento ...
Laura Gore ...
Anna, la cameriera
Zora Piazza ...
Lucia Perfetti
John Garson ...
Lucky Brandy
Lauro Gazzolo ...
Il commandatore Bardacò
Giuseppe Porelli ...
L'amministratore Bonifazio
Vittorio Mottini ...
Domenico Gambino ...
Il giardiniere
Galeazzo Benti ...
Rorò di Torretia
Enrico Glori ...
Il commissario
Checco Durante ...
Un frutivendolo
Giuseppe Pierozzi ...
L'appuntato di P.S.


Thanks to wartime smuggling Gioconda Perfetti, a roman fruit vendor, becomes very rich. She leaves her shop and moves to a magnificent villa which once belonged to a count. She also becomes involved with some very dubious characters who profit from her ignorance and cheat her out of her money. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <>

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Release Date:

21 December 1946 (Italy)  »

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Peddlin' in Society  »

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(RCA Photophone)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in We, the Women (1953) See more »


Quanto sei bella Roma (Canta se la voi canta')
Performed by Anna Magnani
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15 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

PEDDLIN' IN SOCIETY (the original title means "Down with Wealth!") is a tour-de-force for Anna Magnani as an erstwhile fruit vendor who finds herself in the lap of luxury when her black-market business pays off more handsomely. She leases an elegant villa from an impoverished count (the superb Vittorio De Sica), wears the most ridiculous hat ever seen in the Italian cinema, and finds out the hard way that instant wealth brings her neither class nor esteem but instead makes her easy prey for the unscrupulous. This thoroughly lightweight dramatic farce is a counterpoint to some of Magnani's much better films of that period: OPEN CITY, AMORE, and L'ONOREVOLE ANGELINA. Director Gennaro Righelli keeps it all going entertainingly. The film is a follow-up to ABBASSO LA MISERIA ("Down with Misery") which he had made with Magnani the year before.

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