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Hello Elephant (1952)
"Buongiorno, elefante!" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  5 September 1954 (USA)
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Vittorio De Sica is a teacher struggling to take care of his family and always dreaming that Parliament will increase the salaries for teachers and life will become easier for his wife, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carlo Caretti
María Mercader ...
Maria Caretti
Nando Bruno ...
Signor Venturi, landlord
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Sultan of Nagore (as Sabù)
Gisella Sofio ...
Fidanzata del maestro
Michele Sakara ...
Giovannino
Ciro Berardi ...
Il facchino
Giuseppe Chinnici
Antonio Nicotra ...
Il portiere
Piero Mastrocinque
Pasquale De Filippo
Teresa Fimiani
Fausto Guerzoni ...
Un inquilino
Sofi Fort ...
Maura Caretti
Stefano Carnetta ...
Caretti Boy
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Vittorio De Sica is a teacher struggling to take care of his family and always dreaming that Parliament will increase the salaries for teachers and life will become easier for his wife, Maria Mereander, and kids. An Indian prince (Sabu) visits Italy, is assisted by the teacher, and gives De Sica a baby elephant as a reward. This upsets the landlord, Nando Bruno, the other tenants and the neighborhood . He takes the elephant away but, like Lassie, it comes home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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...otherwise known as a Roman comedy that could be called "Pardon My Trunk"...by the author of "The Bicycle Thief" and "Miracle in Milan", Cesare Zavvatini. See more »

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5 September 1954 (USA)  »

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Originally Vittorio De Sica's role was to be played by Renato Rascel See more »

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Referenced in Sabu: The Elephant Boy (1993) See more »

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