MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 42,363 this week

The Police Commissioner (1962)
"Il commissario" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  21 April 1962 (Italy)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 74 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Popular Italian comic Alberto Sordi does an excellent job of creating a bumbling yet effective police inspector by the unlikely name of Dante Lombardozzi, in this entertaining comedy-murder mystery by director Luigi Comencini.

Director:

Writers:

(as Age) , (as Scarpelli)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 90 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 149 titles
created 12 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 
a list of 144 titles
created 11 months ago
 
DVD
a list of 900 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Police Commissioner (1962)

The Police Commissioner (1962) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Police Commissioner.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

The Marquise Eugenia di Maqueda, an orphan raised by the nuns, marries Raimondo Corrao, but on their wedding night she finds out that he is her brother. The piece of news is in a letter ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Alberto Lionello, Michele Placido
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Domenico, a successfull businessman, with an eye for the girls, begins an affair with Filumena when she is 17 years old. She becomes a prostitute, but also becomes the mistress of Domenico.... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Puglisi
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle
Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Annie Ross
Purple Noon (1960)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion?

Director: Don Coscarelli
Stars: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti
Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie 2013)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman
Real (2013)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Koichi (Sato) and Atsumi (Ayase) are childhood friends who have become lovers. Despite this closeness when Atsumi attempts suicide Koichi is at a loss to understand the circumstances that ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Takeru Satô, Haruka Ayase, Jô Odagiri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Marc Lawrence, Ettore Manni
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Police commissioner Santamaria is investigating the murdering of the ambiguous architect Mr. Garrone. The investigations soon drive him into the Torino's high society. Santamaria suspect ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Claire Bloom, Vito De Taranto
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alberto Menichetti lives with an aunt and an old housekeeper, Clotilde; he has a job in a firm and his boss is Mrs. De Ritis, a widow whose husband was killed during a wild boar hunt. She ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franca Valeri, Giovanna Ralli
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dante Lombardozzi
Alessandro Cutolo ...
Chief Detective
Franca Tamantini ...
Marisa
Alfredo Leggi ...
Proietti
Angela Portaluri ...
Irma
Mino Doro ...
Col. Di Pietro
Franco Scandurra ...
Det. Matarazzo
Andrea De Pino ...
Marshal Polidori
Alberto Vecchietti ...
Zecca
Ennio Balbo
Giuseppe Fazio ...
Det. Ippolito
Gastone Renzelli
Edit

Storyline

Popular Italian comic Alberto Sordi does an excellent job of creating a bumbling yet effective police inspector by the unlikely name of Dante Lombardozzi, in this entertaining comedy-murder mystery by director Luigi Comencini.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

pasta | children | cat | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 April 1962 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A rendörfelügyelö  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

well acted sweet and sour comedy: smiles are never cheap
24 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Well acted and well scripted sweet and sour comedy: smiles are never cheap in this story of a police detective (Alberto Sordi) struggling against a murder cover-up in Rome. Sordi is the perfect man to deliver his unique blend of dark humor and social awareness. The ending is true to the movie's intentions and it won't disappoint anyone. Director Comencini also deserves praise for his discreet and clean style.


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

Message Boards

Discuss The Police Commissioner (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?