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Times Gone By (1952)
"Altri tempi - Zibaldone n. 1" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  28 September 1952 (Italy)
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A number of different segments taken from 19th century Italian stories.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Fabrizi ...
Mario Riva ...
Bookseller's finicky customer
Enzo Staiola ...
Newspapers seller's son
Andrea Checchi ...
Camillo (segment "Meno di un giorno")
Alba Arnova ...
The Progress (segment "Ballo Excelsior") Matilde (segment "Meno di un giorno")
A peasant (segment "Questione d"interesse")
Folco Lulli ...
A peasant (segment "Questione d"interesse")
Maurizio Di Nardo ...
Guido (segment "Idillio")
Geraldina Parrinello ...
Filli (segment "L'Idillio")
Paolo Stoppa ...
Guido's father (segment "Idillio")
Rina Morelli ...
Guido's mother (segment "L"idillio")
Elio Pandolfi ...
The groom (segment "Pot-pourri di canzoni")
Barbara Florian ...
The bride (segment "Pot-pourri di canzoni")
Dina Perbellini ...
Bride's mother (segment "Pot-pourri di canzoni")
Oscar Andriani ...
The father (segment "Pot-pourri di canzoni")


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