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The Roof (1956)
"Il tetto" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  12 May 1959 (USA)
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Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gabriella Pallotta ...
Luisa Pilon (as Gabriella Pallotti)
Giorgio Listuzzi ...
Natale Pilon - Luisa's husband
Gastone Renzelli ...
Cesare, Luisa's brother-in-law
Maria Di Rollo ...
Gina
Maria Di Fiori ...
Giovanna, Cesare's wife
Emilia Maritini ...
Luisa's mother
Angelo Bigioni ...
Luigi
Angelo Visentin ...
Antonio Pilon
Maria Sittoro ...
Natale's mother
Luisa Alessandri ...
Signora Baj
Giuseppe Martini ...
Luisa's father
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Aldo Boi
Carolina Ferri
Fernando Gerra
Luciano Pigozzi
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Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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Movie now available on VHS
2 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For whatever reason, I was unable to post to the message board for this movie.

I love Di Sica and so when I saw this movie available on Facets video, I bought it, along with 'It Happened in the Park' by Di Sica. Facets.org rents out movies if you join and also sells movies. They are sort of an art house type film organization out of Chicago.

I saw 'The Bicycle Thief' many years ago and thought it was a very moving film. Yes, the lead actor was probably not charming and perhaps unlikeable but it was a great film nonetheless. 'Umberto D' is as good a film, although very little happens and it can seem to move too slowly.

'The Roof' is really for Di Sica fans.


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