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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
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Clamide
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Corrado
Virgilio Riento ...
Umberto
Carlo Taranto ...
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Ilaria Occhini ...
Rosina
Riccardo Garrone ...
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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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Quite Comedy
8 October 2014 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

Nice movie , simple and straightforward.

A comedy is not too difficult , but Monicelli has certainly done much better film. The story has no real evolution, but this is the classic nice epilogue. the film provides some information about the uses , customs and beliefs of the time. These features , however, are always caricatures , and shown in a grotesque fashion . This more than accentuate the criticism of the society of the time reduces greatly , making the film a quiet comedy. The film will appreciate the skill of the actors , ( Vittorio De Sica and Marcello Mastroianni ) . The rest of the cast , as well as history, are fairly anonymous. 6/10


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