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Transplant (1970)

Il trapianto (original title)


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Credited cast:
Carlo Giuffrè ...
Ferruccio di Filaruta - un barone qiciliano
Graziella Granata ...
Angelina - la moglie di Turi
Don Liborio - il prete
Don Ferdinando
Liana Trouche ...
Adele Barbieri - la moglie di Dario
Don Calogero
Richard Watson ...
Mister Fletcher
Vicente Roca ...
Turi - il sindaco
Pino Patti ...
Dottor Hinkel
William Layton ...
Professor Schirmer
Fernando Bilbao
Dario Barbieri - l'impiegato
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanni Cori
Sandro Dori ...
The Short Envoy of the Weisses-Kreuz Klinik
Adriana Facchetti ...
Dario's Mother-in-law


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Release Date:

6 March 1970 (Italy)  »

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Transplant  »

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2.35 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 55588 delivered on 21-2-1970. See more »

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TRANSPLANT (Steno, 1970) **1/2
8 September 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Grotesque, crude but often quite funny knockabout farce which outstays its welcome and does not always fully realize its satirical aspirations. The film deals with an American billionaire, who having married a luscious young wife some 50 years his junior, often breaks into sobbing fits at the sight of her; it does not take long for us to learn that all is not well between them in the bedroom stakes and he decides (with the aid of a computer and a coterie of advisers) to have an organ transplant. No prizes in guessing which organ he is needful of...!

After a series of false starts, they arrive to the three final prospective candidates, all of which are, coincidentally, Italian. One is an idiotic but clearly well-endowed brute who, having been "gang-raped" by a group of Swedish female sunbathers, wants nothing else except to go back for more, another is an unassuming family man who happens to have 14 kids and is constantly being harassed by his avaricious relatives into accepting the "job" and, thirdly, a nouveau pauvre Sicilian aristocrat who spends the time dodging his creditors by day and bedding their wives by night! They are put to several strenuous tests to prove their maximum virility during the course of which they naturally start having second thoughts about going through with the operation...

The film, co-written by popular Italian comic and latter-day TV personality Raimondo Vianello, stars Carlo Giuffre' as the impoverished Latin Lover and the diminutive Renato Rascel who, playing the mild-mannered but prodigious father, has much more screen time than his "Special Guest Star" billing would suggest. Director Steno (real name Stefano Vanzina) was an expert handler of comics having dealt with the likes of Toto', Alberto Sordi, Nino Manfredi, Paolo Villaggio, Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, etc. - not to mention such Hollywood legends as Gloria Swanson, Orson Welles, Christopher Lee and Peter Ustinov! - throughout his long and distinguished film career.

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