MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 43,110 this week

Roaring Years (1962)
"Gli anni ruggenti" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  21 April 1962 (Italy)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 160 users  
Reviews: 4 user

In the thirties, during the Fascist Dictatorship, an insurance broker, Omero Battifiori, reaches a small country town from Rome seeking for new customers. The main authorities, expecting an... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (dialogue), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2646 titles
created 31 May 2011
 
a list of 100 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
a list of 2643 titles
created 27 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 6 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Roaring Years" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Roaring Years (1962)

Roaring Years (1962) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Roaring Years.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Alfredo, a timid young Italian, lusts after and woos the beautiful Maria Rosa. But when he manages to marry her, he discovers life is not nearly so blissful as he expected.

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Stefania Sandrelli, Carla Gravina
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti
The Road (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart
Still Life I (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.

Director: Uberto Pasolini
Stars: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury
Viva Italia! (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Mario Monicelli, Dino Risi, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ornella Muti, Alberto Sordi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court ... See full summary »

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser
L'impiegato (1960)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Gianni Puccini
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Anna Maria Ferrero
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Gianni Garko, Agostina Belli, Roberto Maldera
March on Rome (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

La storia del fascismo dalle origini del 1919 fino al '22 e la marcia su Roma vista attraverso gli occhi di Domenico Rocchetti e Umberto Gavazza. Il primo romano, sbandato dopo la guerra, ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi, Roger Hanin
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Ely Galleani
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Omero Battifiori
Gino Cervi ...
Salvatore Acquamano
Michèle Mercier ...
Elvira Acquamano
Gastone Moschin ...
Carmine Passante
Salvo Randone ...
Il medico antifascista
Angela Luce ...
Rosa De Bellis
Rosalia Maggio ...
Donna Nunzia Acquamano
Linda Sini ...
Elsa
Carla Calò
Annetta Esposito
Gino Brillante
Giuseppe Ianigro ...
Nicola De Bellis
Gaetano Morino
Enzo Petito
Mara Maiello
Edit

Storyline

In the thirties, during the Fascist Dictatorship, an insurance broker, Omero Battifiori, reaches a small country town from Rome seeking for new customers. The main authorities, expecting an incognito inspection from the Fascist Party of the capital, suspect him to be the inspector and a very important member of the Party. The misunderstanding leads to a number of equivocals until Omero reveals his identity. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 April 1962 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A hazugság városa  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on N. Gogol's play "Revizor." See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Comedy of errors on Italian politics
10 August 2008 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

In this masterpiece, freely inspired to "The Inspector General" by Gogol, Zampa gives us one of the best examples of Italian comedy in the period of "neorealismo". This comedy of errors reveals the widespread corruption behind the veneer of Patriotism and Fascism, that was largely the norm under Mussolini.

But it is not simply politics, because by looking at Fascism, Zampa makes us think about some invariables in human society: corruption, malpractice, petty men with petty interests. This general moral stance is one of the movie's strong points: as actor Manfredi says, in our society "Magna tu cche mmagno anch'io", i.e. "grab anything and I'll do the same".


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Roaring Years (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?