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The Gold of Naples (1954)

L'oro di Napoli (original title)
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")
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Don Ersilio Miccio (segment "Il professore")
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Don Peppino - il vedovo (segment "Pizze a credito")
Erno Crisa ...
Don Nicola (segment "Teresa")
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Don Saverio Petrillo (segment "Il guappo")
Lianella Carell ...
Carolina Petrillo (segment "Il guappo")
Giacomo Furia ...
Rosario - marito di Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Tina Pica ...
Old woman (segment "Il professore")
Alberto Farnese ...
Alfredo - l'amante di Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Tecla Scarano ...
Un amico di Peppino (segment "Pizze a credito")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierino Bilancioni ...
Il piccolo Gennarino (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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I am Italian and I saw this movie on TV a few days ago. I had not seen it in the past. Totò is absolutely fantastic in his role. But the most astonishing episode is that of the 'funeralino', the funeral of a child: that is very 'neapolitan' to me. Sorrow and attention to manners are co-existent and you never know whether it is true sorrow or pure acting. Paolo Stoppa is also excellent in his role as a new widower. Of course, the movie is quoted because of Sofia Loren, who was helping her husband in his job of making pizzas. This is the movie where her nickname 'la pizzaiola' came from. While watching it, I did not realize that it had been made so many years ago. It well deserves to be seen.


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