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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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Catherine Spaak ...
Matelda
Folco Lulli ...
Pecoro
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Teofilatto dei Leonzi
Maria Grazia Buccella ...
The Widow
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Teodora
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Carlo Pisacane ...
Abacuc
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Mangold
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Taccone
Pippo Starnazza ...
Piccioni
Luigi Sangiorgi ...
Manuc
Fulvia Franco ...
Luisa
Tito García ...
Filuccio (as Pablo Tito García)
Joaquín Díaz ...
Guccione
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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 <stefano@sbcweb.com>

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

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One of the greatest comic movies of the talkies.
19 September 2002 | by (Montréal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Thanks to the french-speaking TV networks of my country (Canada), I litterally grew up with commedia all'italiana - Italy's crazy explosion of satirical comedies (1955-1980). Soon the "quartet of monsters" - Gassman, Manfredi, Sordi, Tognazzi - became my favourite comic stars. But when it comes to L'Armata Brancaleone, it is only two years ago that I finally found this movie, after a decade and a half of frentic research. The old Italian guy who sold me the (used) videocassette for 50 $ thinks he outsmarted me. No he did not! Even for a 1000 $, it would still be a bargain! For L'Armata Brancaleone is no less than a miracle of comic invention. The visceral power of this farce defies any superlatives I could find. Vittorio Gassman's performance as Brancaleone can only be compared to the greatest comics of the century. For their work on this film, scripters Age & Scarpelli, director Mario Monicelli and the whole team down to the most humble go-fer would deserve an enormous trophy.


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