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O.K. Nero (1951)
"O.K. Nerone" (original title)

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Two American sailors, Fiorello and Jimmy are slugged while sight-seeing in Rome and, together, they dream they are back in Rome in the days of Nero. They embark on a series of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Carlo Campanini ...
Jimmy Gargiulo
Walter Chiari ...
Fiorello Capone
Silvana Pampanini ...
Jackie Frost ...
Licia
Gino Cervi ...
Piero Palermini ...
Marcus
Giulio Donnini ...
Alda Mangini ...
Sophonisba, the Sorceress
Rocco D'Assunta ...
Pannunzia, the Prefect
Alba Arnova ...
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Sandro Bianchi
Gildo Bocci
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Two American sailors, Fiorello and Jimmy are slugged while sight-seeing in Rome and, together, they dream they are back in Rome in the days of Nero. They embark on a series of mis-adventures that include a pocket billiard contest with Nero, the establishment of an amusement park, a football (American football, not Soccer) game with a Grecian urn as the pigskin and a 1950's jam session with Roman musicians. They become favorites of Nero and his adviser Tigellius becomes jealous and goes to Sophonisbo the Sorceress for a potion which will turn Nero's favor to hatred; Jimmy and Fiorella also visit her seeking a love potion which will make Marcus fall in love with their handmaiden friend Licia. The potions are switched which leads to a series of confusions climaxed when Nero surprises Jimmy making love to Empress Poppea. They are soon in a chariot fleeing for their lives, followed by a second chariot driven by Nero. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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QUO LAUGHTER ! It's A Roman Carnival Of Roaring Spectacle And Spectacular Fun!

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20 November 1951 (Italy)  »

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English lyrics by Lewis E. Ciannelli
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O.K. NERO (Mario Soldati, 1951) **1/2
18 April 2011 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I was mildly intrigued by this minor Italian comedy in view of its time-travel theme, which sees a couple of Italo-American sailors (one of them played by nominal star Walter Chiari) getting 'transported' to Ancient Rome after being mugged beside the Colisseum. In this regard, it was obviously inspired by ROMAN SCANDALS (1933) – down to the musical interludes and chariot-race climax; yet another film in this vein is the British FIDDLERS THREE (1944), which I checked out a few days afterwards – both as part of my ongoing Epic Easter marathon. For the record, 5 years later there was another similar film with the same title (albeit also known as NERO'S MISTRESS) that featured the formidable triumvirate of Alberto Sordi, Brigitte Bardot and Gloria Swanson!

Gino Cervi (whom I have just watched in THE QUEEN OF SHEBA {1952}) has been featured in some of the best Italian spectacles; here, he appears in a dual role – as the Emperor Nero (where he displays an admirable willingness to let his hair down!) and, in the very last shot, a modern-day Admiral. However, surprisingly enough, Silvana Pampanini (albeit herself a genre fixture) does not make a very impressive Poppea; that said, the film does incorporate a few instances of semi-nudity along the way.

Of director Soldati's work, I had watched the fine period drama PICCOLO MONDO ANTICO (1941) and his services would subsequently be recruited for the U.S./Italian co-production of WAR AND PEACE (1956). Incidentally, the film under review was co-scripted by the late Mario Monicelli and its best moments include: the heroes destroying the sailors' bus early on when they remove a stone which had been holding it from slipping down the road; the tavern scene in which they are frowned upon by gladiators for not speaking badly of Nero, and then obliging them just as the Emperor turns up there incognito; a politically incorrect but amusing sequence depicting an auction where they are sold as Nubians (ending up in Poppea's service); and a scene in the gladiatorial arena which develops into a Rugby match; among the other 'inventions' they come up with to divert the Roman populace is the Luna Park!


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