5.9/10
136
1 user

Smoke Over London (1971)

Fumo di Londra (original title)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Caroline Berg, Andrea Bevilacqua
My Friends (1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence. They have been friends since their youngest years and spend every ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Philippe Noiret
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death.

Director: Marco Ferreri
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli
The Cyclone (1996)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.

Director: Leonardo Pieraccioni
Stars: Leonardo Pieraccioni, Lorena Forteza, Barbara Enrichi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in the early '50s Roma. He is completely crazy for everything that comes from the States. He tries to speak American-English (the most funny ever), ... See full summary »

Director: Steno
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Maria Pia Casilio, Ilse Peterson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three friends cross Italy by car in order to deliver their boss his dog and a wooden leg.

Directors: Aldo, Giacomo, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Aldo, Giovanni, Giacomo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The four old friends meet on the grave of the fifth of them, Perozzi, who died at the end of the first episode. Time has passed but they are still up for adventures and cruel jokes, and ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Adolfo Celi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Luigi Zampa
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Claudia Cardinale, Riccardo Garrone
Two Colonels (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During the WWII Italians and English occupy alternatively a village between the Albanian and Grecian borders. It happens so often that, not only they use the same Hotel (the Iris) as ... See full summary »

Director: Steno
Stars: Totò, Walter Pidgeon, Nino Taranto
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dante Fontana
Fiona Lewis ...
Elizabeth
Amy Dalby ...
Duchess of Bradford
Alfredo Marchetti ...
Il Conte Bolla
Clara Bindi ...
La Moglie
Michael Trubshawe ...
Il Colonello
Massimo Ungaretti ...
Un Amigo
Romano Giomini ...
Un Viaggiatore
Pamela Hollyer ...
Lady Rachel
George Jones ...
Chauffeur
Pad John Wells ...
Guest at Diana's
William Mostin Owen ...
Reginald
Elizabeth Rutter ...
Angel
Jean St. Clair ...
Headmistress
Philip John Trihble ...
The Scotsman
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 January 1971 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Gray Flannels  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

You never told me
Written by Alberto Sordi, Robert Mellin and Piero Piccioni
Performed by Julie Rogers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
More for Albertone than for the movie itself
27 September 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

"Smoke over London" ("Fumo di Londra") is the very first feature of Alberto Sordi as director. The Roman was one of the best comic actors of the Italian cinema, he made many memorable films. (We don't have to forget that Federico Fellini made him a star: he chose Sordi for his first two features, "Lo sceicco bianco" and "I vitelloni".)

With this movie, in 1966, Sordi took a new challenge in his career -directing.

Dante Fontana (Sordi) is an Italian man in love with British culture and lifestyle. His dream is coming to the Swingin'London and living like a typical Englishman -he will test the impossibility, for him, to be English...

Albertone (in Italy he was called in this way!) is funny and comical as always. Unfortunately his debut is not special -only a few exceptions of his self-directed movies are very good, like "Polvere di stelle" or "Finché c'è guerra c'è speranza". The reason is that this movie sometimes is boring and loses speed. The way of directing is rather self-indulgent; Sordi loses time with many shots of London -it seems a postcard. Albertone loved filming stories outside Italy and the fault is always the same: focusing more on the environment than in the story. It's a pity, it's like he wastes part of his performing energy.

Sordi gives the best of himself when he's directed by someone else (for example Mario Monicelli, Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Vittorio De Sica, Luigi Comencini... in other words the Italian comedy big directors). In these contests he works in an excellent way.

But Alberto Sordi is always nice and funny and the movie is not bad. I say OK for "Smoke over London" most for his actor than for the film itself.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Smoke Over London (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?