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25 October 1962 (Italy) See more »
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When a good-natured factory supervisor living in Milan with his Northern wife returns to his native Sicily, a decades' old oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Ham-handed comedy, unbelievable drama See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alberto Sordi ... Antonio Badalamenti
Norma Bengell ... Marta
Gabriella Conti ... Rosalia
Ugo Attanasio ... Don Vincenzo
Cinzia Bruno ... Donatella
Katiuscia ... Patrizia (as Katiusca Piretti)
Armando Tine ... Dr. Zanchi
Lilly Bistrattin ... Dr. Zanchi's Secretary
Michèle Bailly ... Young Baroness
Francesco Lo Briglio ... Don Calogero
Carmelo Oliviero ... Don Liborio
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefano Benigno
Paolo Cuccia
Hugh Hurd
Vincenzo Norvese
Giuseppe Stagnitti
John Topa
Saverio Turiello

Directed by
Alberto Lattuada 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rafael Azcona  (as Raphael Atzcona)
Bruno Caruso  story
Marco Ferreri 
Agenore Incrocci  (as Age)
Furio Scarpelli  (as Scarpelli)

Produced by
Tonino Cervi .... producer (as Antonio Cervi)
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Piero Piccioni 
 
Cinematography by
Armando Nannuzzi 
 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
 
Art Direction by
Carlo Egidi 
 
Set Decoration by
Mario Ravasco 
 
Costume Design by
Angela Sammaciccia 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aldo D'Angelo .... assistant director
 
Music Department
Luigi Urbini .... conductor
Luigi Urbini .... musical director (as Pier Luigi Urbini)
 

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105 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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They are still talking about building a bridge across the straits of Messina 52. Years after this picture was made.See more »
Quotes:
Antonio Badalamenti:[looking ahead on the ferry] Look over there!
[enthusiastically]
Antonio Badalamenti:Sicily! Island of the sun and Cyclops! The inspiration to all the poets!
[noticing his wife's lack of enthusiasm]
Antonio Badalamenti:What's the matter, Marta?
Marta:[wistfully] Nothing. I was just watching Italy fade away.
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References Le ciel et la boue (1961)See more »

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14 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Ham-handed comedy, unbelievable drama, 21 January 2007
Author: buff-29 from New York City

This film has several amusing scenes and an attractive, understated performance by the female lead, Norma Bengell, but when it starts to take itself seriously, it becomes pretty much of a mess. The celebrated Alberto Sordi is fine in the lead, but he is asked to do too many silly things for his character to be effective.

Sordi plays a successful man taking his beautiful wife and lovely children back to visit the home folks--but his home folks are in Sicily and include the local mafia boss, so many complications ensue. There are some laughs when Sordi's mom and dad force-feed their guests and when Sordi meets some of his old cronies, but it is all pretty broad humor. It is when the mafia boss demands repayment of an old favor that things begin to seem ridiculous and viewers, at least this one, start looking at their watches.

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