6.8/10
118
1 user 1 critic

Father's Dilemma (1950)

Prima comunione (original title)
Reviews
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Antonio Buonocore, portiere di condominio, entra in possesso dei clichès per fabbricare banconote false. Convince gli amici Lo Turco e Cardone e si mettono all'opera. Quando decidono, però,... See full summary »

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque
Stars: Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Giulia Rubini
Times Gone By (1952)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A number of different segments taken from 19th century Italian stories.

Director: Alessandro Blasetti
Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Mario Riva, Enzo Staiola
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A RAF Bomber is shot down over Paris by the Germans. Its crew land there by parachute. With the help of some French civilians they try to escape over the demarcation line into the southern ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury
Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A crown, supposedly made from a nail out of the Cross of Christ and the metal of Roman swords, becomes a legend and a symbol of justice.

Director: Alessandro Blasetti
Stars: Elisa Cegani, Luisa Ferida, Rina Morelli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A meek middle-aged man takes justice in his own hands.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Shelley Winters, Vincenzo Crocitti
Fabiola (1949)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator. When Fabiola's father is killed, the Romans blame the Christians and the ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Henri Vidal, Michel Simon
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A gentleman by the name of Bachi dies but can't be admitted into heaven because of an evil action committed during his lifetime. He is given the opportunity to return to the living for a ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Zampa
Stars: Jean Gabin, Elli Parvo, Antonella Lualdi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Carlo Carloni
...
Maria Carloni
Ludmilla Dudarova ...
Signorina Ludovisi
...
The Archbishop
Enrico Viarisio ...
L'uomo del filobus
Andreina Mazzotto ...
Anna Carloni
Adriana Gallandt ...
Antonia, la cameriera
...
L'invitato anziano
Aldo Silvani ...
Inquilino con scarpe rumorose
Lauro Gazzolo ...
Cliente che compro l'uovo pasquale
...
Lo spazzino
Jean Tissier ...
Il medico sul taxi
Amedeo Trilli ...
Il vigile urbano (as Amedeo Novelli)
Dante Maggio ...
Metropolitano che regola il trafico
Carlo Romano ...
Il tassista
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1950 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Father's Dilemma  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Blurb.
2 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

People who love Italian films remember this picture as being one of the funniest and most enjoyable of classic Italian comedies. It is also known as "Father's Dilemma" and in it Aldo Fabrizi plays a silly, pompous, and egotistical father who makes a big mess of everything on the morning his little daughter is to receive her first communion. After he loses the girl's communion dress, virtually half the population of Rome gets involved in getting her suitably attired and brought to the church on time. Aldo Fabrizi plays the father with immense gusto and is a wonder to behold. This Roman actor of vaudeville, stage, and screen is most familiar to non-Italian film fans as the priest in Rossellini's OPEN CITY. The movie won the first prize at the Venice Film Festival. It is a gem.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Best of 2017: Our Favorite Movie and TV Stills

Take a look at our favorite movie and TV stills from the past year. Spot any of your faves?

Browse the Best of 2017