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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow -- Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 1964 Academy Awards, YESTERDAY, TODAY, and TOMORROW is a sparklingly original comedy that casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. In Naples, they are poor but resourceful, selling black market cigarettes on the streets. In Milan, Loren is costumed in Christian Dior and debates her preference for a Rolls Royce or her husband. And in Rome, Mastroianni is an industry scion who helps Loren's prostitute set a wavering priest back onto the spiritual plane. This episode features Sophia's famous striptease, which was recreated 30 years later in Robert Altman's READY TO WEAR. Witty and unforgettable, this gem from master filmmaker Vittorio de Sica (Two Women, Marriage Italian Style) is picture-postcard beautiful and effortlessly hilarious.


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Eduardo De Filippo (story) (segment "Adelina") and
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Release Date:
17 March 1964 (USA) See more »
Together! The Most Rib-Tickling Team Since Adam and Eve! See more »
Stories about three very different women and the men they attract. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Sophia Loren ... Adelina Sbaratti / Anna Molteni / Mara

Marcello Mastroianni ... Carmine Sbaratti / Renzo / Augusto Rusconi

Aldo Giuffrè ... Pasquale Nardella (segment "Adelina")
Agostino Salvietti ... Dr. Verace (segment "Adelina")
Lino Mattera ... Amedeo Scapece (segment "Adelina")
Tecla Scarano ... Verace's sister (segment "Adelina")
Silvia Monelli ... Elivira Nardella (segment "Adelina")
Carlo Croccolo ... Auctioneer (segment "Adelina")
Pasquale Cennamo ... Chief Police (segment "Adelina")
Tonino Cianci ... (segment "Adelina") (as Antonio Cianci)
Armando Trovajoli ... Giorgio Ferrario (segment "Anna")
Tina Pica ... Grandmother Ferrario (segment "Mara")
Gianni Ridolfi ... Umberto (segment "Mara") (as Giovanni Ridolfi)
Gennaro Di Gregorio ... Grandfather (segment "Mara")

Directed by
Vittorio De Sica 
Writing credits
Eduardo De Filippo (segment "Adelina") story and
Eduardo De Filippo (segment "Adelina") screenplay &
Isabella Quarantotti (segment "Adelina") screenplay

Alberto Moravia (segment "Anna") novella "Troppo Ricca" and
Cesare Zavattini (segment "Anna") screenplay &
Bella Billa (segment "Anna") screenplay &
Lorenza Zanuso (segment "Anna") screenplay

Cesare Zavattini (segment "Mara") story and
Cesare Zavattini (segment "Mara") screenplay

Produced by
Carlo Ponti .... producer
Original Music by
Armando Trovajoli 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
Film Editing by
Adriana Novelli 
Production Design by
Ezio Frigerio 
Costume Design by
Piero Tosi 
Production Management
Mario Abussi .... production supervisor: Naples
Antonio Altoviti .... general manager
Mario Di Biase .... production supervisor: Rome and Milan
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luisa Alessandri .... assistant director
Nino Segurini .... assistant director (as Antonio Segurini)
Art Department
Andrea Crisanti .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Ennio Sensi .... sound supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Bonifazi .... key grip
Giuseppe Di Biase .... assistant camera
Giuseppe Maccari .... camera operator
Luciano Tovoli .... assistant camera (as Luciano Tavoli)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cesare Rovatti .... costume assistant (as Cesare Rovati)
Editorial Department
Marisa Letti .... assistant editor
Music Department
Armando Trovajoli .... conductor
Other crew
Carla Fierro .... script girl
Matteo Spinola .... publicist

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Also Known As:
"Ieri, oggi, domani" - Italy (original title)
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Argentina:118 min | France:118 min | Netherlands:117 min | USA:119 min
Color (Technicolor)
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The limousine featured in part II ("Anna") was a 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Convertible.See more »
Continuity: As Anna and Renzo talk while driving, the windshield of her Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II shakes because the little side windows are gone, but the little side windows are intact in the wide shots.See more »
Carmine Sbaratti:The people of Forcella are out of this world. They've risen up in a gesture of solidarity!
Verace's sister:I must say, it almost makes you forget how filthy and ignorant they are.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Ready to Wear (1994)See more »
Abat-jour (Salomé)See more »


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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
de Sica's trilogy starring Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren, 2 January 2010
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren star in three stories about - well, men and women - in "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," a Vittorio de Sica film.

The stories vary, with the two stars playing roles that show off their different talents. All three of the stories showcase one of Loren's great talents - her awe-inspiring beauty.

I was lucky to have seen this in Italian with subtitles. The Italian language is so beautiful. I loved hearing it spoken and to see the Italian scenery along with it.

The first story is about a woman who keeps getting pregnant to avoid going to prison for not paying for furniture she purchased. She ends with 7 kids and a husband so worn out he can barely walk. Meanwhile, with each birth, she becomes more beautiful. It's either the longest story or it went on the longest - it's not the most interesting of the three.

The second story involves a rich woman with no regard for anyone but herself and her money, even though she talks a different game entirely to her new boyfriend as they're driving. She keeps bumping into people with her car. When she lets the boyfriend drive, he crashes the car rather than a hit a child, and she has a fit. A real nasty piece of work.

The third story is really the best - Loren is a high-class prostitute who befriends a young man studying for the priesthood. He's staying with his vicious grandmother in the apartment across from hers. The grandmother flings insults at Loren. Meanwhile, one of Loren's steadies, Mastroianni, can't get to first base with her because she's so distracted. This vignette is famous for Loren's hot striptease, which she repeats for Mastroianni again in 1994's "Pret a Porter." Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren are excellent in all of their roles, set against the beauty of the Italian locales. Loren is gorgeous, in fact, beyond gorgeous, particularly in the last sequence. Even today, she manages to dazzle. There's something about her that no American actress can even approximate.

This film may have been a little overrated in its day, but it is certainly well worth seeing.

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