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The Scopone Game (1972)

Lo scopone scientifico (original title)
Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

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Domenico Modugno ...
Righetto
Franca Scagnetti ...
Pasqualina
Antonella Di Maggio ...
Cleopatra (as Antonella Demaggi)
Daniele Dublino
Luciana Lehar
Luciano Martana
Aristide Caporale
Alfredo Capri
Goffredo Pistoni
Leonardo Pantaleo
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Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

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Bette Davis was in the midst of a three-week vacation at the health spa La Costa in Carlsbad, California when she received the script. On twenty-four-hour notice she flew to Rome for filming. It wasn't until the first day of shooting she learned the dialogue was to be recorded in Italian. See more »

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Italian black comedy
10 November 2001 | by (Rome,Italy) – See all my reviews

Another of those Alberto Sordi black comedy's which reveals his acting excellence ! As usual it always the poor,humble and(too) honest Italian trying to get rich the easy way,(to satisfy more his wife's ambitions than his own) but his efforts has disastrous consequences !! As the previous commentator wrote, it is the usual fable of the little Italian who 'dares' to challenge the high and mighty, but ultimately fails miserably.....the moral being everyone must remain to their stations, if you're born poor don't reckon you can fight the rich and get away with it !A typical Italian way thinking especially in the 1950's and 60's. The quality of this film is only further confirmed by the presence of such high calibre Anglo-American artists as Bette Davis and Joseph Cotton.Surely they would never play in a rubbish European film ! European films (as all U.S. actors know) pay poorly , bur often offer great roles....surely good for their future careers ! A great film....but best appreciated if you are familiar with South European more's and culture.A 8 vote from me.


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