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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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Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Not one of the Maestro's masterworks, but very good nonetheless See more (49 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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)
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Runtime:
Argentina:101 min | Germany:100 min | USA:104 min | Italy:107 min
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Trivia:
At the end of the film, when Moraldo is saying good-bye to the young boy from the train, his "Good-by, Guido" is actually the dubbed voice of director, Fredrico Fellini. It is believed that Fellini did this to emphasize the fact that the film was autobiographical.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sandra is called up to receive the 'Miss Mermaid' sash, she is on the left of the screen, to the right of the compere. As the actress comes up to present the sash, Sandra is seen standing on the compere's left. But when the actress presents the sash, Sandra is back on the left, to the right of the compere.See more »
Quotes:
Sergio Natali:He who cares not for art, cares not for life.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Io Cerco la TitinaSee more »

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17 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Not one of the Maestro's masterworks, but very good nonetheless, 7 September 2001
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

I Vitelloni was Federico Fellini's third film, and it shows very well how he was maturing in his style, and likewise very well how he was not yet fully mature. His next film would be La Strada, one of the world's great films. I Vitelloni, although many who have had the chance to see it champion it as one of his best, is a tier down from La Strada and his other melodramatic masterpiece, Nights of Cabiria (his other masterpieces, IMO, are La Dolce Vita, 8 ½, and Amarcord of those I've seen, which are all of the ones that are generally considered to be great; I'd also make a case for And the Ship Sails On). The film's flaws are mostly in the script: it is sloppy. There are several great scenes, a couple of the best, especially in a visual aspect, that Fellini ever created, but more often the actions of the characters are difficult to understand. The characters themselves aren't all that well defined - in a scene that has since become common, the five title characters are introduced to us by a narrator, who tells us certain primary traits for each of them. Sadly, we only learn a bit more about most of them. What really harms the film, though, is the fact that a few of these main characters are difficult to distinguish from one another. To make things worse, as time moves on in the film, the characters constantly change the style of their facial hair!

The film is quite episodic, which is actually Fellini's most common way of going about it, but most of the events in his better films seem to bear more weight on the emotions of the films. I Vitelloni is still a very good film, but, given its unavailability, it's unnecessary to knock yourself down searching it out. Perhaps Criterion will release it on DVD soon. Maybe, if it has some good extras, I'll purchase it. 8/10.

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