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Cops and Robbers (1951)

Guardie e ladri (original title)
Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Fabrizi ...
Lorenzo Bottoni
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Ferdinando Esposito
Ave Ninchi ...
Giovanna Bottoni
Pina Piovani ...
Donata Esposito
William Tubbs ...
Mr. Locuzzo, the Tourist (as William Thubbs)
Rossana Podestà ...
Liliana Bottoni
Gino Leurini ...
Alfredo
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Amilcare
Carlo Delle Piane ...
Libero Esposito
Ernesto Almirante ...
Esposito's Father
Paolo Modugno ...
Paolo Bottoni
Pietro Carloni ...
The Police Commissioner
Mario Castellani ...
The Taxi Driver
Armando Guarnieri ...
The Barber
Ciro Berardi ...
Tavern Owner
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Storyline

Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.

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29 November 1951 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Gendarmes et voleurs  »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 10313 delivered on 23-10-1951. See more »

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Remade as Politseiskiye i vory (1997) See more »

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The best Italian comedy of ever
15 June 2006 | by (Roma, Italia) – See all my reviews

Guards and Thiefs is probably the best Italian comedy of ever, played by two giants like Totò and Fabrizi. The plot is very simple, bitter and sweet. You must see that movie with the mind of the '50 in Italy, the poor Italy after the war. A small thief is captured by a police man. During the travel to the police station the thief escapes, putting the guard in trouble. He tried to capture him once again using the friendship between his daughter and thief's son. At the end the two families, without knowing anything about the real reason of that interest in the two fathers, become very close. The two families are well described and you pass continually from laughing to tears, especially at the end, when, with tears at his eyes, the policeman takes once again the thief to the prison. Have a good vision and enjoy it.


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