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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
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Release Date:
7 November 1956 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Fellini's early watershed See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Franco Interlenghi ... Moraldo Rubini

Alberto Sordi ... Alberto
Franco Fabrizi ... Fausto Moretti
Leopoldo Trieste ... Leopoldo Vannucci
Riccardo Fellini ... Riccardo

Leonora Ruffo ... Sandra Rubini (as Eleonora Ruffo)

Jean Brochard ... Francesco Moretti
Claude Farell ... Olga
Carlo Romano ... Michele Curti
Enrico Viarisio ... Signor Rubini
Paola Borboni ... Signora Rubini
Lída Baarová ... Giulia Curti (as Lida Baarowa)
Arlette Sauvage ... La sconosciuta del cinema
Vira Silenti ... Gisella
Maja Niles ... Caterina (as Maja Nipora)
Achille Majeroni ... Sergio Natali
Guido Martufi ... Guido
Silvio Bagolini ... Giudizio
Milvia Chianelli ... L'amica di Riccardo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enzo Andronico ... Un ragazzo al carnevale (uncredited)
Alberto Anselmi ... (uncredited)
Gustavo De Nardo ... (uncredited)
Graziella De Roc ... (uncredited)
Giovanna Galli ... Ballerina (uncredited)
Franca Gandolfi ... Ballerina (uncredited)
Lilia Landi ... Herself (uncredited)
Gigetta Morano ... La madre di Alberto e Olga (uncredited)
Lino Toffolo ... Un ragazzo al carnevale (uncredited)
Gondrano Trucchi ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Federico Fellini 
 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini (story) &
Ennio Flaiano (story) (as Ennio Flajano) &
Tullio Pinelli (story)

Federico Fellini (screenplay) &
Ennio Flaiano (screenplay)

Produced by
Jacques Bar .... producer (uncredited)
Mario De Vecchi .... producer (uncredited)
Lorenzo Pegoraro .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Carlo Carlini 
Otello Martelli 
Luciano Trasatti 
 
Film Editing by
Rolando Benedetti 
 
Production Design by
Mario Chiari 
 
Set Decoration by
Luigi Giacosi 
 
Costume Design by
Margherita Marinari 
 
Makeup Department
Michele Bomarzi .... makeup artist (as Bomarzi)
 
Production Management
Danilo Fallani .... assistant production manager
Luigi Giacosi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Moraldo Rossi .... assistant director
Max de Vaucorbeil .... assistant director (as Max De Vaucorbeil)
Stefano Ubezio .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ampelio Ciolfi .... still photographer
Roberto Gerardi .... camera operator (as Roberto Girardi)
Franco Villa .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
 
Other crew
Ugo Benvenuti .... production secretary
Ettore Catalucci .... laboratory technician
Narciso Vicario .... script supervisor (as Vicario Narciso)
Adolfo Geri .... voice dubbing: Leopoldo Trieste (uncredited)
Nino Manfredi .... voice dubbing: Franco Fabrizi (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I vitelloni" - Italy (original title)
"I Vitelloni" - Europe (English title) (alternative title), International (English title) (alternative title), UK (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:101 min | Germany:100 min | USA:104 min | Italy:107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
For Federico Fellini, vitelloni were "the unemployed of the middle class, mother's pets. They shine during the holiday season, and waiting for it takes up the rest of the year".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sandra receives the 'Miss Mermaid' sash, it is placed over her left shoulder. Later inside during the storm it is seen to be over her right shoulder.See more »
Quotes:
Sergio Natali:He who cares not for art, cares not for life.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinema Paradiso (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
Io Cerco la TitinaSee more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fellini's early watershed, 23 June 2006

The genesis of "I Vitelloni" occurred at a critical time for Federico Fellini. His previous film, "The White Sheik" had been met with such disappointment by critics and audiences that his directoral career was in jeopardy. So, with the need for a successful production on his head, Fellini decided to make a simple comedy...!

The simple story of the five "loafers" and "dreamers" could have been maudlin and trite, but in the hands of Fellini, the story unfolds like a beautiful flower as part of an overall powerful, moving experience. Few directors have communicated their personal vision and experience as intensely as did Fellini. While there is dispute as to whether there is a direct correlation of the character of Moraldo to Fellini himself, Fellini puts us comfortably into his shoes and we connect with Moraldo's frustrations, aspirations, and eventually, his exodus.

With "I Vitteloni", Fellini began to hit his stride of 10 years of greatness, culminating in "Otto e Mezzo". The episodic character exploration of the latter years isn't as dominant here, but the allusions to people, places, and things are presented in full force. The story is easier to follow than later films and is a more central part of the film. This coherence is easier to grasp, making it more accessible for the Fellini neophyte.

But, with all of the talk about Fellini, this is still a magnificent movie that stands on its own. See it.

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