Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto leaves the orphanage a happy young man, and looks for work in post-war Milan. He ends up with the homeless and organizes them to build a shanty town in a vacant lot. The squatters discover oil in the land and Toto sees a vision of the old woman who gives him a magic dove that will grant him anything he wishes. Written by
An impudent, riotous laugh on the lives and morals of our day!
Did You Know?
Cesare Zavattini's original choice for the film's title was "The Poor are a Disturbance". See more
Referenced in Montecarlo!