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Michele
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Odette Mercury
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Alfredo Balzarini
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Maria (as Georgia Moll)
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Peppino Posalaquaglia
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Cesare Posalaquaglia
Raimondo Vianello ...
Olimpio
Paolo Ferrari ...
Ottavio
Aroldo Tieri ...
Commendator Pierluigi Bruscatelli
Lia Zoppelli ...
La moglie di Alfredo
Luigi Pavese ...
Padrone di casa
Toni Ucci ...
Ursus' Agent
Marisa Mantovani ...
The Lady who hires the cat
Andrea Bosic ...
Prince Vasilij
Franca Dominici
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I cugini Posalaquaglia sono due piccoli truffatori e vivacchiano di espedienti: Dante ottiene come riconoscimento per Tommaso una cambiale da centomila lire del famoso finanziere Bruscatelli, che però finisce subito dopo in prigione. Inizia così il viaggio della cambiale che riuscirà a sconvolgere la vita del padrone di casa dei Passalaquaglia, che avutala per l'affitto, la userà per comprare un cane di razza nel negozio di Ottavio che la utilizzerà per pagare lo stipendio a Michele che la darà a Odette dopo una notte passata assieme. Odette la userà per comperare una pelliccia coinvolgendo Alfredo, sua moglie e Olimpio. Finita nelle mani di un manager di un lottatore da Luna Park, la cambiale, protestata, inizierà il lungo viaggio a ritroso. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Italian censorship visa # 29744 delivered on 23-6-1959. See more »

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LA CAMBIALE (Camillo Mastrocinque, 1959) **1/2
4 June 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

I hadn't watched a film with the great Italian comic Toto' (still largely unknown outside his native country) in about 8 months but, during the Summer season, Italian TV always schedules some of his stuff. While none of his countless vehicles is a particularly outstanding film (this happens to be the 50th I've watched in the mere 3 years I've been a fan of his work!), they're generally palatable and sometimes quite pleasant, with the actor's broad gestures and way with dialogue always sure to provide laughs aplenty and the odd moment of inspiration.

This one, however, has the distinction of co-starring two Italian stars of the higher ranks - Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi - and the leading lady is "Euro-Cult" favorite Sylva Koscina. An episodic film with a familiar concept involving an IOU made by a corrupt financier, which changes hands numerous times during the course of the narrative, perhaps its best scenes are the (separate) ones in which Toto' - and frequent sparring partner Peppino De Filippi - and Ugo Tognazzi (flanked by Raimondo Vianello) appear - with the most amusing moments being when the latter couple are beaten up after a wrestling match and when the former realize that they will be offering false testimony (for gain) on both sides of a court case!


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