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It Happens in Roma (1955)

Gli ultimi cinque minuti (original title)
Renata and Carlo covet the same apartment in Rome. They first quarrel but Carlo finds an original way out: what if they married and shared the place? Renata agrees but on one condition: ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renata Adorni
Carlo Reani
Peppino De Filippo ...
Filippo Roberti
Dino Moriani
Valeria Roberti, moglie di Filippo
Sophie Desmarets ...
La duchessa Isabella Camporese
Pierre Cressoy ...
Elsa Merlini ...
Amica del pianista
Gianrico Tedeschi ...
Il pianista
Georges Bréhat ...
L'attore francese
Memmo Carotenuto ...
Operaio dell'ascensore
Henri Vidon ...
Un cardinale
Nando Bruno ...
Il portiere
Enrico Viarisio ...
Francesco, il maggiordomo
Silvana Jachino ...
La cameriera


Renata and Carlo covet the same apartment in Rome. They first quarrel but Carlo finds an original way out: what if they married and shared the place? Renata agrees but on one condition: that she should be allowed to go on trying to find the man of her dreams. For a while suitors follow each other, each time ridiculed by Carlo. Things get harder however with Dino, a more serious rival. After dallying with the charming young man, Renata winds up realizing it is Carlo she really loves. Written by Guy Bellinger

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25 May 1955 (Italy)  »

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It Happens in Roma  »

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Italian censorship visa # 19096 dated 21 May 1955. See more »


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What some people won't do for a nice apartment!
29 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Airy comedy of a man a woman and the lengths they'll go to for a really great apartment! Located in the center of Rome with amazing views both want it and strike the compromise of marrying each other platonically to get it. The woman still hopes for true love and the man agrees to step aside should that special someone come along but he is secretly smitten with her and surreptitiously makes her various suitors look like fools. All goes well until he comes up against Rosanno Brazzi and finds him a tough challenge to overcome.

Linda, as ravishing as she ever was, and the dashing De Sica make a very handsome couple and share a refreshing spiky chemistry adding an extra bit of snap to the proceedings. Frothy and you can see where it's headed from a mile away but the stars, and Linda's New Look wardrobe, make it a very engaging diversion.

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