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Fame and the Devil (1951)

Al diavolo la celebrità (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy | 13 July 1951 (France)
Three men consider selling their soul to Satan in order to possess a beautiful woman.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcel Cerdan ...
Maurice Cardan
Ferruccio Tagliavini ...
Gino Marini
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Bernard Stork
Marilyn Buferd ...
Ellen Rawlins
Carlo Campanini ...
Emilio Poliazzi
Leonardo Cortese ...
Prof. Franco Bresci
Aldo Silvani ...
Giuseppe Pierozzi ...
Prince Khalashivar
Cesare Polacco ...
Israelian Delegate
Alba Arnova ...
Elena's Sister
Folco Lulli ...
Ramirez
Gianni Rizzo ...
Max
William Tubbs ...
Antonio
Albert Latasha ...
Marini's Manager
Franca Marzi ...
Flora
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Three men consider selling their soul to Satan in order to possess a beautiful woman.

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THE OPERA SINGER..."My art and my work are part of my love affairs!" See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Fame and the Devil  »

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The boxer was played by Marcel Cerdan, legendary French hero and World Middleweght Boxing Champion (from Sep 21 1948 to Jun 16 1949) who died tragically, Oct 27 1949, in a plane crash on the way to the United States for a return match with Jake Lamotta who had dethroned him 4 months earlier. His ring record was an amazing 111-4 with 65 KOS. This film was first released in the US in 1952. See more »

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