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Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)
"Due soldi di speranza" (original title)

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Antonio
Filomena Russo ...
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Luigi Astarita ...
Pasquale Artu
Luigi Barone ...
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Felicità Lettieri ...
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Carmela Cirillo ...
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Gina Mascetti ...
Flora Angelini
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Pasqualina Izza
Anna Raiola ...
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Luigi Cutino
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Gioacchino Morrone
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Italian censorship cerificate # 11641 delivered on March 18th 1952 See more »

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References The Secret Fury (1950) See more »

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Funiculì, Funiculà
Music by Luigi Denza
Lyrics by Peppino Turco
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A riotous love story, surviving against the odds.
22 December 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Castellani let it rip with this one! The movie's a riot — but a thoroughly enjoyable one.

Carmela, the daughter of a well-to-do village fireworks manufacturer, relentlessly pursues Antonio, the returned soldier son, now unemployed, of a less than honest poor village woman.

Finally, of course love triumphs... but it's a rocky road to get there! Slowly Antonio is wooed — and when he is, he's resolute — but then they face the reluctance of both sets of parents to their match — and Antonio's sister's indiscretion with another wealthy landowner doesn't help.

I was exhausted by the end with all the shrieking, weeping, chastising and emotional swinging.

The movie is beautifully filmed. Some of the editing is a little rough. The direction improves as the movie goes along. Nino Rota gives us a taste of how his musical gift will develop in subsequent years.


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