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Side Street Story (1950)

Napoli milionaria (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 4 July 1954 (USA)
A combination of a satire on war and a comedy with war as the background. It tells of the ordinary people living on a Naples sidestreet, from 1940 to 1950 under the dominance of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo De Filippo ...
Leda Gloria ...
Amalia, la moglie di Gennaro
Delia Scala ...
Maria Rosaria Iovine, la figlia di Gennaro
Gianni Musy ...
Amedeo Iovine figlio di Gennaro (as Gianni Glori)
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Pasquale Miele
Titina De Filippo ...
Adelaide
Carlo Ninchi ...
Il brigadiere di Ps
Dante Maggio ...
Il rosticciere
Laura Gore ...
La moglie del ragionier Spasiani
Mario Soldati ...
Il ragioner Spasiani
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Federico
Carlo Mazzoni ...
Il sergente americano
Michael Tor ...
L'ufficiale americano
Aldo Tonti
Pietro Carloni ...
Un soldato americano
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A combination of a satire on war and a comedy with war as the background. It tells of the ordinary people living on a Naples sidestreet, from 1940 to 1950 under the dominance of the Fascists, the Nazis and then the Allies occupation forces. Primary among the citizens is Gennaro Iovine (Eduard De Filippo)who has a penchant for innocently getting into trouble, and his friend Pasquale (Toto.) The latter is a rail-sweeper who becomes a professional stand-in...a corpse used to conceal contraband...serving jail time for those who don't care to spend the time to do the time...a substitute at a political rally when violence threatens the scheduled speaker. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Side Street Story  »

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'Carlo Giuffré''s first film. See more »

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Referenced in Zwischen Kino und Konzert - Der Komponist Nino Rota (1993) See more »

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Magnificent!
23 November 1999 | by (Scottsdale, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

This is the greatest play by the Great Italian playwright, director and author Edoardo de Filippo. It combines drama, humour, the description of post-war Naples and the dynamics of a family in a unique and masterful way. To see Edoardo in person on stage was always a major treat. This movie is a fitting tribute to one of Italy's national treasures.


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