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Marquis Galeazzo di Torrealta / Gen. Scipione di Torrealta / Prof. Carlo di Torrealta / Baroness Laudomia di Torrealta / Mons. Antonino di Torrealta / Pasquale Bonocore
Raimondo Vianello ...
Barone Lallo
Nadia Sanders ...
Donna Fiore (as Nadine Sanders)
Luigi Pavese ...
Commissario di Polizia
Mario Castellani ...
Ispettore Scalarini
Peppino De Martino ...
Notaio Cocozza
Giulio Marchetti ...
Private Detective
Franco Giacobini ...
Dottor Santoro
Pietro De Vico ...
Il Paziente
Mimmo Poli ...
Il postino
Béatrice Altariba ...
Diana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gianni Baghino ...
Gigi lo sfregiato
Angelo Casadei ...
Prison Guard
Consalvo Dell'Arti ...
Maggiordomo dei Torrealta
Paolo Ferrara ...
Direttore del Carcere
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The marquis Galeazzo di Torre Alta is murdered by a mysterious killer who calls himself Diabolicus. His heirs are his three brothers and a sister, but all of them, with the exception of Monsignor Antonino di Torre Alta, are killed by Diabolicus. The police are unable to solve the case, but when Antonino gives his inheritance to Pasquale Bonocore, illegitimate son of his father and Pasquale is in prison and therefore can't be the killer, all the clues are in the hand of the police. Written by Piergiorgio Romani <p.romani@flashnet.it>

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Unfunny burlesque
22 October 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Toto plays five siblings, each nutty as a fruitcake. This isn't a farce or a parody, it's a very unfunny burlesque, with no characterization and an almost non existent plot. Typical is a long scene where he plays a surgeon who can't find the patient's head, cuts the patient open and then tells him to find another surgeon to finish the job, etc. Humor literally on the level of stage burlesque. Toto merely has to mug shamelessly and deliver the nonsense dialogue as fast as possible. Most scenes are very long takes, shot head-on in mid- to long-shot. With a small cast (and only two shots with more than one Toto character on screen at the same time), this must have cost nothing to make. And it's worth about as much.


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