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The Treasure of San Gennaro (1966)

Operazione San Gennaro (original title)
An American gangster in Italy enlists a local gang to help him steal the treasure of Naples' patron saint.



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Complete credited cast:
Armandino Girasole
Don Vincenzo
Frank Wolff ...
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Dante Maggio ...
Il capitano
Giovanni Drudi ...
Il cardinale
Pinuccio Ardia ...
Il barone
Vittoria Crispo ...
Mamma assunta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enzo Cannavale ...
Jean Louis
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia


An American gangster in Italy enlists a local gang to help him steal the treasure of Naples' patron saint.

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26 February 1968 (USA)  »

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The Treasure of San Gennaro  »

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2.35 : 1
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Hilarious Rififi Italian style going wrong all the way but still somehow ending up right.
15 May 2015 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This appears like a superficial farce full of slapstick and comedy situations of increasingly ridiculous complications, but it is much more than that. Also, not only is it an extensive and warm exposure of the Napolitan style of life and its very original mentality with great variations, but above all a very human approach to this kind of life. Of course, it's a triumphant comedy but with dark undertones. The one who spoils the entertainment is Harry Guardian as Jack, who doesn't fit in at all, can't understand the Napolitan mentality and style of life and seems to deliberately make a bad actor, but the story turns logic, and he gets his just reward. Senta Berger is something similar, but she is closer and more familiar with the Italian style, she fits in even as the rather cheap slut she is under all her elegance, but also she gets her just reward. They all do, and that's the wonder and point of this sparkling film, which gets better all the time as the plot thickens in constantly wrong directions. In brief, it's classical hilarious entertainment with some very wise indications by the finger of both fortune and fate. You get disgusted by the torpid enterprise, but you learn something on the way and end up the wiser from this awesome experience of not only laughters on the way.

Of course, if you are Italian or understand Italian and even the Napolitan dialect, the film will be doubly entertaining, because if you don't you will not understand everything, since much is untranslatable.

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