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Doctor and the Healer (1957)

Il medico e lo stregone (original title)
A Pianetta manca il medico condotto; questo fino all'arrivo del dottor Marchetti. In paese però il medico trova già installato Don Antonio, il guaritore locale che con un po' di psicologia,... See full summary »

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Antonio Locoratolo
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Dr. Francesco Marchetti
Marisa Merlini ...
Mafalda
Lorella De Luca ...
Clamide
Gabriella Pallotta ...
Pasqua
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Corrado
Virgilio Riento ...
Umberto
Carlo Taranto ...
Scaraffone
Ilaria Occhini ...
Rosina
Riccardo Garrone ...
Sergeant
Giorgio Cerioni ...
Galeazzo Pesenti
Gino Buzzanca ...
Il sindaco di Pianetta
Franco Di Trocchio ...
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A Pianetta manca il medico condotto; questo fino all'arrivo del dottor Marchetti. In paese però il medico trova già installato Don Antonio, il guaritore locale che con un po' di psicologia, filtri magici e trucchi è tenuto in grande considerazione, specialmente da Mafalda che attende il fidanzato Corrado che non le scrive più dal 1942. Perfino Pasqua, l'aiutante del medico, ricorre a un filtro magico quando si innamora di lui. Tra Don Antonio e il dottor Marchetti scoppia una specie di guerra a distanza in cui restano coinvolti tutti, compresa Clamide, nipote di Don Antonio, che amoreggia con Galeazzo. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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4 December 1957 (Italy)  »

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O Médico e o Charlatão  »

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a light-hearted and sweet comedy with two great actors
22 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is a light-hearted, funny and sweet comedy, finely balanced between farce and warm-hearted sentiments, entertaining though never silly or cheap. Do not expect a masterpiece, but a funny portrayal of the difficulties that the new doctor finds on arriving in a small town whose inhabitants, deeply rooted in tradition, are more easily reassured by potions and magical words than by medicine. As anyone can expect, watching Vittorio De Sica (in a well-rounded character who mixes cunning, charm and selfishness) and Mastroianni's opposing characters is a pleasure in itself. If you've enjoyed Ieri, Oggi e Domani or Peccato che sia una canaglia ("Too bad she's bad") you'll probably like Il medico e lo stregone.


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