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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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A quartet of Neapolitan tales - four captivating stories - wry, delightful and dramatic with that special humor and temperament and that enduring zest for life that characterizes these volatile people... See more »

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16 January 2004 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

It is not easy to find a movie like this, that makes you laugh and think at the same time. It is like a trip not to Italy, but to the most precious souls and minds of the people of Naples, the real "gold" of this city. A forgotten masterpiece, with exceptional performances by Toto', Sofia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.


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