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The Gold of Naples (1954)
"L'oro di Napoli" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 February 1957 (USA)
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Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing... See full summary »

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Teresa (segment "Teresa")
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Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Eduardo De Filippo ...
Don Ersilio Miccio (segment "Il professore")
Paolo Stoppa ...
Don Peppino - the widower (segment "Pizze a credito")
Erno Crisa ...
Don Nicola (segment "Teresa")
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Don Saverio Petrillo (segment "Il guappo")
Lianella Carell ...
Carolina, wife of Saverio (segment "Il guappo")
Giacomo Furia ...
Rosario - husband of Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Tina Pica ...
Old woman (segment "Il professore")
Alberto Farnese ...
Alfredo - lover of Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Tecla Scarano ...
Friend of Peppino (segment "Pizze a credito")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierino Bilancioni ...
Gennarino - the child (segment "I giocatori")
Lars Borgström ...
Federico - the Doorkeeper (segment "I giocatori")
Gianni Crosio ...
Alfonso Maria di Sant'Agata dei Fornai (segment "Il professore")
Nino Imparato ...
Gennaro (segment "Il professore")
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Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing her husband's ring ; the funeral of a dead child ; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid ; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute ; the "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller". Written by Yepok

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My Favorite Movie
23 August 2001 | by (Ramat Gan, Israel) – See all my reviews

"L'oro di Napoli" is the kind of movie which has everything in it. Human emotions, good and evil in Humankind, great sceneries of Napoli and its Golf, great music, great actors and most of all a genius director, Vittorio De Sica.

This is the kind of movie one may watch again and again without getting bored.

As for myself, I even took a trip to Napoli on August 2001, to find out the beautiful sites where the movie took place.

I found the beautiful "Castello Dell'Ovo" and the "Fontana Dell'Immacolatella", which are not mentioned by name in the movie. Amazingly both sites look the same as in 1954, as well as some neighboring buildings.

I managed finding a collection of the most beautiful Neapolitan Canzoni (Songs), including the song `A Marechiaro' which plays at the end of the movie, a song I cherished for long, before watching the movie.

To summarize, as far as I am concerned, `L'Oro Di Napoli' (The Gold of Napoli), constitutes a genuine treasure in the history of movies, which I'll always cherish deep in my heart.

Zeev Kasher


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