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The Bigamist (1956)

Il bigamo (original title)
A traveling salesman is sent to prison after being accused of bigamy, while his wife and son are forced to consider leaving him permanently.

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Mario De Santis
Franca Valeri ...
Isolina Fornaciari
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Valeria Masetti
Marisa Merlini ...
Enza Masetti
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L'onorevole Principe / Attorney Principe
Memmo Carotenuto ...
Quirino Proietti
Ave Ninchi ...
La signora Masetti / Missis Masetti
Vincenzo Talarico ...
L'avvocato di parte civile
Guglielmo Inglese ...
Don Vincenzino
Fernando Milani
Ruggero Marchi
Salvo Randone
Anita Durante ...
Amalia
Eros Belloni
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A traveling salesman is sent to prison after being accused of bigamy, while his wife and son are forced to consider leaving him permanently.

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Because of a change in the eligibility rules, this film was eligible in two consecutive editions of the Italian film awards (Silver Ribbons). It received nominations in both the 1956 and 1957 ceremonies. See more »

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Seen on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1969
6 July 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Bigamist" was a 1956 Italian release not to be confused with the better known 1953 Joan Fontaine title directed by Ida Lupino. "Il Bigamo" stars Marcello Mastroianni as Mario De Santis, traveling salesman for dental products, who returns home from his usual long distance rounds to his wife Valeria (Giovanna Ralli) and year old son Tonino, only to be called to the police station for questioning. A woman named Isolina Fornaciari (Franca Valeri) has made a sworn statement that she was married to Mario exactly seven years earlier, having spent three days together before he went out to buy cigarettes, never to return. Mario is adamant that he has never even seen the woman before, while the authorities are convinced that he's guilty of bigamy. Valeria still loves her husband, but is torn by her family's persuasion that she have nothing more to do with him, while his only hope seems to lie with his expert defense counsel (Vittorio De Sica), who insists that his client plead guilty to receive a lighter sentence. The flamboyant De Sica is as usual a constant delight, the hard working Mastroianni battered around from beginning to end, the eye of the hurricane. An unusual title to be shown on Pittsburgh's long running Chiller Theater, during a seven month period when many such Italian comedies were shown, the first feature on Dec 27 1969, followed by more typical horror fare, 1957's "The Man Without a Body." Other Mastroianni titles that popped up on the show include "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," "Marriage Italian Style," "Casanova 70," and the truly sci fi "The 10th Victim." Long unseen for many years, "Il Bigamo" finally received a 2014 DVD release from Video Dimensions, in Italian with English subtitles.


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