6.5/10
45
1 user 1 critic

Via Padova 46 (1954)

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Giorgio Bianchi
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Mara Berni
Lo scapolo (1955)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Paolo Anselmi is a happily single man. He lives in a flat with a friend but is forced to leave when the friend gets married. He then goes to a boarding house where he flirts with a girl but... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Sandra Milo, Nino Manfredi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A day at an Italian trial court, where a magistrate judges a full array of peculiar petty crimes and characters.

Director: Steno
Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Silvana Pampanini, Alberto Sordi
Il seduttore (1954)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Franco Rossi
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Lea Padovani, Lia Amanda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Tamara, a Roman prostitute, tries to kill herself throwing herself out of the window of the licensed brothel she works in. While she is being taken to hospital the other girls learn that, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Amato
Stars: Linda Darnell, Valentina Cortese, Lea Padovani
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Alberto Sordi
Stars: Anna Lina Alberti, Bibi Andersson, Renato Angiolillo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Duilio Coletti
Stars: Yvonne Sanson, Frank Villard, Françoise Rosay
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Totò is a tailor but not a great tailor. He is married and his son is to be baptized and Totò hopes that his grand-mother will be moved by the baptism, so moved to help him. Unfortunately ... See full summary »

Directors: Marcello Marchesi, Vittorio Metz
Stars: Totò, Isa Barzizza, Carlo Campanini
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Directors: Carlo Lizzani, Massimo Mida
Stars: Massimo Girotti, Marina Berti, Giulietta Masina
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Paolo Moffa
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Daniel Gélin, Alberto Sordi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Arduino Buongiorno
...
Irene
Arlette Poirier ...
Marcella Dupont
Leopoldo Trieste ...
The Man with a Cigarette
Ada Dondini ...
Arduino's Mother-in-Law
Lidia Martora ...
Carmela
Luigi Pavese ...
The Office Manager
Ernesto Almirante ...
Cesare
Memmo Carotenuto ...
Bertuccelli
...
The Porter in Via Padova
...
Gianrico
Carlo Dapporto ...
Avvocato Tancredo Tancredi
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 March 1955 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Aventura de Amor  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A middle-aged Don Juan seeks adventure.
8 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

(Some spoilers) Arduino Buongiorno is a middle-aged office worker whose last name means "hello" in Italian and is the source of predictable humor whenever he gives someone his name. .

He's married to a loving but dumpy wife and he seeks escape from his monotonous and boring existence by attempting to have a relationship with Jolanda (Arlette Poirier), a somewhat classy prostitute he meets when he is having his ice-cream dish at a café in Rome's Piazza della Repubblica one Sunday morning.

He himself is a drab but nice-enough guy. Trouble is, the prostitute is murdered before their rendezvous is brought to fruition Some suspect Arduino is the murderer, especially Jolanda's friend Irene, who romantically sees the man as a hero of a crime of passion! Lots of silly stuff here before our poor schmuck discovers that the actual murderer has been apprehended and he is able to return to his life of domestic tranquility, boring but secure.

This film boasts some great performers. The amazing Peppino De Filippo plays the libidinous second-string Don Juan with great skill. I was reminded of a later performance he would give as the prudish prig of an upright/uptight citizen in Fellini's "The Temptation of Doctor Antonio" (in "Boccaccio ‘70") who first deplores and then would fall in love with the enormous breasts of Anita Ekberg on a drink-more-milk billboard. Fellini must surely have seen this movie, given that his wife Giulietta Masina plays Irene, the friend of the murdered slattern.

A hilarious secondary character is Gianrico, played by Alberto Sordi. He is a tiresome garrulous ubiquitous bore who follows Arduino around, talking incessantly, always close to one's face, clinging, impossible to dump. You know the type. He's so incredible in those scenes that when the film was re-issued in Italy it was retitled "Lo scocciatore" or "The Boring Pest" to take advantage of Sordi's increasing popularity. The direction by Giorgio Bianchi is lively. The picture was only shown in the United States in ethnic Italian-language houses. It has been issued on video/DVD in Italy.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?