Carlo is in love with Gabriella and he decides to marry her. She agrees but some problems begin when their parents meet. Giuseppe D'Amore and Antonio Cocuzza take at once a dislike to each ... See full summary »
"Miseria e Nobiltà" tells the story of the humble families of Felice Pasquale and his colleague who are hired by a Marquis who wants to marry the daughter of a rich but simple cook, So they pose as aristocrats.
The day of Chief Constable Saracino begins badly when his new car is stolen. Then, in his office, he meets Alfredo Fiori who believes that his wife and her lover, a veterinary, are trying ... See full summary »
Il maresciallo Topponi si presenta una mattina nel grande negozio di tessuti del cavalier Pezzella, per un accertamento fiscale. Su consiglio del consulente fiscale, il negoziante tenta di ... See full summary »
When their boss dies two clerks eagerly wait for the next one to arrive. Each one of them hopes to become the apple of his eye. They compete in every possible way to win him over causing ... See full summary »
Antonio, Peppino and Lucia are three brothers who live in the country near Naples. Lucia's son, Gianni, goes to Naples to study medicine, but there he knows a ballet dancer. They fall in ... See full summary »
Antonio si trova a Roma grande città centro della "Dolce vita", con i soldi raccolti dai compaesani, per perorare la causa del paese: Costruire un autostrada che vi passi vicino. Ma i ... See full summary »
Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing... See full summary »
Vittorio De Sica
Eduardo De Filippo
TOTO', PEPPINO E LE FANATICHE (Mario Mattoli, 1958) **1/2
As with many films of its era, this is a satire on the Italian "boom" and the nth pairing of its star duo - which generally made for an assured pleasant diversion. Toto' and Peppino are henpecked husbands who are driven off the wall by their respective families' obsession with progress and end up in an asylum, giving way to various amusing flashbacks to their domestic and professional mishaps. The film's last third is devoted to a gala night, highlighting popular musical talent of the period; actually, crooner/actor Johnny Dorelli is featured as the secondary lead (playing Peppino's son) - who, naturally, falls for Toto''s daughter...
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