For Love and Gold (1966)
"L'armata Brancaleone" (original title)

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A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.



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A group of rogues steal a scroll granting its bearer the property of the land of Aurocastro in Apulia (south of Italy). They elect a shaggy knight, Brancaleone from Norcia, as their leader, and decide to get possession of this supposedly wealthy land. Many adventures will occurr during the journey. Written by Stefano Bartolozzi <>

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Release Date:

7 April 1966 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Brancaleone's Army  »

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According to director Mario Monicelli, Brancaleone was dressed "halfway between a Japanese samurai and an Italian ragamuffin". See more »


Referenced in La nuova armata Brancaleone (2010) See more »

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7 February 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

well, a local essay cinema showed this movie today. i saw it the last time maybe 15 years ago, and the movie is more than 40 years old. a masterpiece. the Italian spoken is so overwhelmingly old, it took me 10 minutes to get into it - and i'm Italian. in fact, i once saw an interview with the authors saying that it took them very long to sort out the exact language. i wonder what happens when it gets translated. for 2007 times it's slightly slowish, but it got me laughing on the floor more than a couple of times, something that didn't happen to me in a theater in a looooong time. some of the initlai sequences set a standard for amazing comedy. a superbly crafted movie. monicelli is great, gassman and the cast are fabulous. hats off.

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