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La banda degli onesti (1956)

Antonio Buonocore, portiere di condominio, entra in possesso dei clichès per fabbricare banconote false. Convince gli amici Lo Turco e Cardone e si mettono all'opera. Quando decidono, però,... See full summary »

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Antonio Buonocore
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Giuseppe Lo Turco
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Marcella
Giacomo Furia ...
Cardone
Gabriele Tinti ...
Michele, figlio di Bonocore
Yoka Berretty ...
Marlene, moglie di Antonio
Luigi Pavese ...
Ragionier Casoria
Annette Ciarli ...
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Lauro Gazzolo ...
Andrea
Salvo Libassi ...
Brigadiere Solmi
Mario Meniconi ...
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Guido Martufi ...
Riccardo, figlio di Lo Turco
Memmo Carotenuto ...
Fernando, l'aspirante portiere
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Antonio Buonocore, portiere di condominio, entra in possesso dei clichès per fabbricare banconote false. Convince gli amici Lo Turco e Cardone e si mettono all'opera. Quando decidono, però, di metter in circolazione i biglietti contraffatti, si fanno prendere dalla paura e riescono solo a spendere i biglietti originali. Il crimine non è fatto per loro e, così, rinunciano ai loro piani. Written by rosebud6

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12 April 1956 (Italy)  »

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Can one counterfeit his way out of poverty?
7 August 2001 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Our hero, Antonio, is the concierge at an apartment complex. He is about to be evicted from his place. A man dies and leaves him real engraved plates from the Italian mint that he had stolen years earlier after working for the government.

A superb situational comedy follows as Antonio rounds up four of his best friends and they proceed to become counterfeiters. Of course, as in all comedies of this type, nothing really goes right.

The acting is superb and much of it is plan deadpan in expression. There are wonderful moments of wordplay at the expense of the character named Lo Turco. There is much classic slapstick comedy as well.

I saw this as part of a summer retrospective at the National Gallery of Art. I urge everyone to seek out the comedies of Toto wherever they are available. I really have never seen better comedy films than the ones starring this wonderful comedian.


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