Ercole Pappalardo (Totò), married, five daughters, lives with only dream to be upgraded from his current position in the post department. Everithing goes wrong, he accidentally spits on the...
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Beniamino and his family have lived in a school from the end of World War II. But five years have passed and they are compelled to move. In Rome, however, it is difficult to find an ... See full summary »
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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.
During the WWII Italians and English occupy alternatively a village between the Albanian and Grecian borders. It happens so often that, not only they use the same Hotel (the Iris) as ... See full summary »
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Ercole Pappalardo (Totò), married, five daughters, lives with only dream to be upgraded from his current position in the post department. Everithing goes wrong, he accidentally spits on the minister's face, he insults him trough a parrot (!), and finally they discover he has no titles to fit his current position. After all this tragicomic events he takes a definitive decision: he will die to communicate from the afterlife the lotto numbers to his wife! Written by
Totò e i Re di Roma is a bittersweet comedy with a more illustrious pedigree than is immediately obvious: some developments are taken from Chekhov (The Death of a Government Clerk) and a short scene comes straight from Pirandello (Da Sé).
Totò performs his usual magic; Alberto Sordi, in one of his first major roles, gives an hilarious performance as an unbearably obnoxious professor. Reportedly, Totò himself was impressed by his young colleague, and their famous duet during a disastrous school exam is the movie's highlight.
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