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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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7 April 1966 (Italy)  »

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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 »

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Followed by Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970) See more »

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absolute fun
4 June 2002 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

Ok, the italian comedy of the `50s and `60s is one of the best in the world. I say this not only because I am italian but because it`s true. Just rent or buy the movies of directors such as Pietro Germi, Dino Risi, Steno and of course Mario Monicelli. L`Armata Brancaleone is one of the best comedies ever because of the script, the gags, the language (a very funny mix of ancient italian and latin, I don`t know how the translation could work) and the actors, first of all Gassman, the protagonist, that Monicelli `discovered` as a comic character in `I soliti ignoti` (before that Gassman played almost exclusively drama plays). Even the representation of the Middle Age seems to me (a non-expert in history) quite accurate: see for example the prophet who guides the people towards the Crusade (an incredible Gian Maria Volonte`).

Another gem of italian comedy, a must-see for everyone.




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