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

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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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Maybe the best Don Camillo film
1 July 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

The films from the Don Camillo series were a favorite of mine even when I was only 10 or 12, despite many very adult themes - witness to the genius and timeless humor of writer Giovannino Guareschi. It's been a while but now that there's a restored DVD collection available (with some scenes I had never seen because they were cut from the dubbed release) we revisited the whole series and they do stand the test of time. Not only are they great comedy - physical as well as satirical - but they are also a kind of historic documents, capturing the soul of the time and region and politics like few others. The fact that much of the film is shot in a kind of realismo makes the absurd situations only the funnier!

I'm not a religious man myself but Fernandel's portrayal of the stalwart, choleric and compassionate priest is captivating; one of the all-time great performances in film history.


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