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Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo (1961)

Don Camillo is now a bishop, Peppone is now a senator, but their rivalry is as fierce as when they were just a village priest, and a village administrator. Don Camillo learns that Peppone ... See full summary »

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Leda Gloria ...
Gina Rovere ...
Gisella Marasca
Valeria Ciangottini ...
Rosetta Grotti
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L'esponente comunista di Roma
Emma Gramatica ...
Desolina, la vecchia
Karl Zoff ...
Walter "Lenine" Botazzi, figlio di Peppone
Ruggero De Daninos ...
Un monsignore
Carlo Taranto ...
Marasca, il marito di Gisella
Armando Bandini ...
Don Carlino
Giuseppe Porelli ...
Il dottor Galluzzi
Andrea Scotti ...
Il capo dei giovani atleti
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Don Camillo is now a bishop, Peppone is now a senator, but their rivalry is as fierce as when they were just a village priest, and a village administrator. Don Camillo learns that Peppone is about to promote the building of a communal house on the place of an old, derelict church, and that spurns the old flame. They descend from Rome onto quiet Brescello, and they will agitate their faithful hosts, christians against communists, using all devious ways. Even Christ makes a cameo appearance, when things are going a trifle too far. Written by Artemis-9

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Don Camillo... Monseigneur!  »

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Italian censorship visa # 35859, delivered on October 6th 1961. See more »

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Follows The Little World of Don Camillo (1952) See more »

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The weakest Don Camillo film - but still enjoyable!
19 April 2014 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Of course, it's a matter of taste, but for me, it's the low point in the DonCamillo series, despite the actors giving great performances as always.

The problem here is the plot. We start with DC and Peppone both "trapped" in Rome - DC in the Vatican, Peppone in the Senate - and both grabbing the opportunity of a small local conflict to hurry back to Brescello. So, the opportunity for fish-out-of-water gags is wasted and the first 15 minutes do exactly nothing to further any plot apart from setting up a running gag (both remain at home much longer than planned, thinking up every kind of excuses not to return to Rome).

Back in Brescello, it's business as usual, quite literally: Many of the episodes are just rehashes of similar ones from films 1 & 2. There's little tension and few (if any) surprises; every subplot develops as expected.

Summaryy: While the film feels like a nice old acquaintance, it fails to hold my attention or bring something new to the world of DonCamillo.


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