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22 December 1955 (Italy) See more »
So much WOMAN! So much SPECTACLE! So much EXCITEMENT! See more »
Back to his hometown, a former marshal finds his house occupied by a young woman working as a fishwife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Vittorio De Sica ... Comandante Carotenuto

Sophia Loren ... Sofia Cocozza - 'a Smargiassa'

Lea Padovani ... Violante Ruotolo
Antonio Cifariello ... Nicola Pascazio 'Nicolino'
Tina Pica ... Caramella
Mario Carotenuto ... Don Matteo Carotenuto
Yoka Berretty ... Erika
Virgilio Riento ... Don Emidio
Clara Crispo ... Donna Carmela
Pasquale Misiano ... Don Peppino
Antonio La Raina ... Sindaco di Sorrento
Nino Imparato ... Vigile urbano
Gaetano Autiero ... Titino
Fausto Guerzoni ... Uomo col cannocchiale
Attilio Torelli ... Rumbumbù

Directed by
Dino Risi 
Writing credits
Ettore Maria Margadonna (story) (as Ettore M. Margadonna) and
Marcello Girosi (story) and
Dino Risi (story) and
Vincenzo Talarico (story)

Ettore Maria Margadonna (screenplay and dialogue) (as Ettore M. Margadonna)

Produced by
Marcello Girosi .... producer
Original Music by
Alessandro Cicognini 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
Production Design by
Gastone Medin 
Set Decoration by
Ferdinando Ruffo 
Costume Design by
Fabrizio Carafa 
Makeup Department
Maria Angelini .... hair stylist
Goffredo Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Nino Misiano .... production manager
Roberto Moretti .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luisa Alessandri .... assistant director
Franco Montemurro .... assistant director
Sound Department
Kurt Doubrowsky .... sound technician (as Kurt Doubrawsky)
Primiano Muratori .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Enzo Barboni .... camera operator
Nino Cristiani .... assistant camera (as Michele Cristiani)
G.B. Poletto .... still photographer
Enrico Umetelli .... assistant camera
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... conductor
Other crew
Mario Abussi .... production secretary
Grazia Campori .... assistant to director
Franca Carotenuto .... continuity
Elmo De Sica .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Pane, amore e....." - Italy (original title)
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Brazil:106 min | USA:92 min | Argentina:110 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA)

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Very charming film from the 1950's......, 8 November 2011
Author: kristen Skullerud ( from Rome, Italy

I remembered seeing it on Italian TV as a child and even then I liked it, seeing it again yesterday, I thought it wouldn't resist the test of time, instead, I throughly enjoyed it.... for all the qualities you don't see in films nowadays, (especially in modern Italian films).

Briefly, a tale of a cultivated(Vittorio de Sica), educated, charming middle-aged womanizing, newly installed chief of the traffic police (complete with resplendid uniform including white gloves), whom on arriving at his long lost native Sorrento , finds his family home occupied/squatted by a beautiful fishmonger (sofia Loren, at her most splendid).While starting procedures of evicting her he also starts courting her, with poetic citations, charming one liners and complements, inducing the jealousy of her semi - boyfriend/suitor.Complicating matters further, the haunty, aloof but good looking noble woman owner of the house where Vittorio is temporarily living , falls for Vittorio.But all this happens in a semi comic and humorous vein...after all it's a romantic comedy. The film ends with a typical happy ending...but the whole film is held up by the old world charms of Vittorio de Sica....Sofia loren acted well too.

I sometimes wonder if its possible nowadays to make a remake of this film, ....but sometimes I feel it wouldn't female nudity,no profanitites, no sex, and no vulgarities...while I feel I'm in a minority in appreciating good taste, it seems not so with, modern day film or/and TV producers who always want to 'modernize' their 'art' with the aforementioned charateristics. A real pity,... perhaps a new film style could be a return to class and good taste.

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