Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities, but whose factory (producing lifts and elevators) teeters perennially on the brink of ... See full summary »
Primary school teacher Mr. Mombelli, nevertheless satisfied with his life, is driven by his wife to resign and starting a new activity. He invest all his goodwill setting up a footwear ... See full summary »
Vito De Taranto
In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement.
Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in the early '50s Roma. He is completely crazy for everything that comes from the States. He tries to speak American-English (the most funny ever), ... See full summary »
Maria Pia Casilio,
Augustino works as the General Secretary of Social Morality Union and takes fight to all kinds of mundane vices - striptease, nudity in movies and commercials. He is incorrupt and ... See full summary »
Vittorio De Sica,
Sei persone sono sullo stesso treno, in viaggio dall'Italia verso Montecarlo. Alcuni vorrebbero giocare (e vincere) al Casinò, altri stanno portando un cagnolino ad una anziana e ricca signora per ottenere una ricompensa, un altro sta raggiungendo la moglie in vacanza. Ma la vecchia donna viene uccisa e, per paura e per goffaggine, tutti si ritrovano sospettati dell'omicidio. Written by
Seven Italians - Remo (Vittorio Gassman), Marina (Silvana Mangano), Quirino (Nino Manfredi), Giovanna (Franca Valeri) and Alberto (Alberto Sordi) - are arrested in Montecarlo for the murder of a rich woman. Quirino and Giovanna were found near the crime scene with the victim's dog; Marina and Remo had the corpse in their suitcase; Alberto had met them all the previous night and held a grudge against the victim. A local inspector (Bernard Blier) investigates.
Performances by the all-star cast elevate the movie. These seven giants of Italian comedy play the wretched imbeciles who become accidentally involved in the investigation, and yet, as they clumsily lie out of fear of the police, see an incredible amount of clues against them piling up. Sordi, Gassman and Manfredi are particularly brilliant. French character actor Blier (seen as Sordi's memorably awkward sidekick in Riusciranno i Nostri Eroi) plays the inspector.
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