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The Return of Don Camillo (1953)
"Le retour de Don Camillo" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  26 March 1956 (USA)
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After his battles with the communist mayor Peppone, Don Camillo is sent in exile by his bishop in a remote village. Peppone thought he got the village in his hands. But when the ... See full summary »

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Gino Cervi ...
Édouard Delmont ...
Il dottor Spiletti
Paolo Stoppa ...
Marchetti
Alexandre Rignault ...
Franceso 'Nero' Gallini
Thomy Bourdelle ...
Cagnola
Leda Gloria ...
Signora Bottazzi
Charles Vissières ...
Il vescovo (as Charles Vissière)
Claudy Chapeland ...
Beppo Bottazzi
Tony Jacquot ...
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Manuel Gary
Lia Di Leo ...
La maestrina
Marco Tulli ...
Arturo Bragaglia ...
Il cantoniere
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After his battles with the communist mayor Peppone, Don Camillo is sent in exile by his bishop in a remote village. Peppone thought he got the village in his hands. But when the municipality decide to build a dike against the periodic floods, the proprietor of the land refuses. War between the village clans is about to begin. Maybe only the strong hand of the priest could persuade the landlord to change his mind. Will Peppone passed over his pride and send for his enemy? Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Fernandel! est unique...Magnifique...TERRIFIQUE...

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #14698 dating from 12 July 1953. See more »

Goofs

Pay close attention to Don Camillo's hand with the glass of castor oil in the "Castor Oil" scene. He pours what is clearly a viscous, oily liquid into the glass. Before drinking however, his hand drops out of view and when he puts the glass to his mouth the liquid is all of a sudden clear water. Apparently drinking the castor oil for real was one step too far. See more »

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Watch it again and again and again...
8 March 2000 | by (Padua, Italy) – See all my reviews

At home we never tire of this, perhaps the best of the Don Camillo series. The characters are so perfectly drawn and the black and white photography is much more dramatic than colour! It gives a very true-to-life picture of the social and political scene in post-war Italy, with just enough exaggeration to have the spectators rolling in the aisles.


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