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7 October 1953 (USA) See more »
Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Coat of many bummers See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)
Renato Rascel ... Carmine De Carmine
Yvonne Sanson ... Caterina
Giulio Stival ... Il sindaco
Ettore Mattia ... Il segretario generale
Giulio Calì ... Il sarto
Olinto Cristina
Anna Carena ... L'affittacamere (as Anna Maria Carena)
Sandro Somarè ... Il fidanzato di Vittoria
Luigi Moneta
Silvio Bagolini ... Il venditore ambulante
Dina Perbellini
Loris Gizzi
Mario Crippa
Alfredo Ragusa
Nino Marchetti (as Nino Marchetti)
Mimo Billi (as Mimmo Billi)
Riccardo Legioni
Gondrano Trucchi
Angela Bevilacqua
Paolo Reale
Giovanni Ranucci
Antonella Lualdi ... Vittoria, la figlia del sindaco
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianni Bonos ... (uncredited)
Luigi Bonos ... (uncredited)
Vittorio Bonos ... (uncredited)
Claudio Ermelli ... Il fotografo (uncredited)
Marco Tulli ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Alberto Lattuada 
Writing credits
Alberto Lattuada (adaptation and screenplay) &
Giorgio Prosperi (adaptation and screenplay) &
Giordano Corsi (adaptation and screenplay) &
Enzo Curreli (adaptation and screenplay) (as Enzo Currelli) &
Luigi Malerba (adaptation and screenplay) &
Leonardo Sinisgalli (adaptation and screenplay) &
Cesare Zavattini (adaptation and screenplay)

Nikolai Gogol  story "The Overcoat" (uncredited)

Produced by
Antonio Ansaldo-Patti .... producer
Enzo Curreli .... producer
Original Music by
Felice Lattuada 
Cinematography by
Mario Montuori 
Film Editing by
Eraldo Da Roma 
Production Design by
Gianni Polidori 
Set Decoration by
Sergio Baldacchini 
Costume Design by
Dario Cecchi 
Makeup Department
Amalia Paoletti .... hair stylist
Eligio Trani .... makeup artist
Production Management
Enzo Curreli .... unit manager (as Enzo Currelli)
Marco Ferreri .... assistant production manager
Bianca Lattuada .... production manager
Alfredo Mirabile .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aldo Buzzi .... assistant director
Guidarino Guidi .... assistant director
Luigi Malerba .... assistant director
Art Department
Leonardo Sinisgalli .... artistic consultant
Sound Department
Eraldo Giordani .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfio Contini .... assistant camera
Cesare Fraschetti .... assistant camera
Silvio Fraschetti .... assistant camera
Mario Melloni .... still photographer (as Mario Meloni)
Amerigo Paiolo .... camera operator
Renato Pietrini .... chief electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Fanetti .... wardrobe
Location Management
Franco Solitario .... location manager
Other crew
Enrico Catalucci .... laboratory technician (as E. Catalucci)
Riccardo Ghione .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il cappotto" - Italy (original title)
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95 min | Italy:101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Version of The Bespoke Overcoat (1956)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Coat of many bummers, 27 October 2012
Author: ofumalow from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

SPOILER below!

This Gogol-drawn seriocomedy about a poor scrivener who can't get no respect—and eventually dies from pneumonia when the warm coat he'd so desperately needed is stolen from him (sorry for the spoiler but it's obvious very early on that the story is headed thataway)--is well-crafted but somewhat dated. Not so much in technique, but in the heavy-handedness with which all the protagonist's harassers (especially his pompous bosses) are caricatured, and the tears-of-a- clown schtick star Renato Rascel is allowed to indulge. He's decent enough, but there are times when you realize the film is just stopping to let him do the comic business local audiences would have then expected from a popular comedian, even in a change-of-pace more serious vehicle. Coming just after "Variety Lights," a success for himself and debuting co-director Fellini, "The Overcoat" shows some of director Alberto Lattuada's trademark strengths in depicting social milieus. He did a better job a decade alter with "Mafioso," which also got a much superior performance from another comedian in a more dramatic role—Alberto Sordi.

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