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The Widower (1959)
"Il vedovo" (original title)

 |  Comedy
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Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities, but whose factory (producing lifts and elevators) teeters perennially on the brink of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alberto Nardi
Franca Valeri ...
Elvira Almiraghi
Livio Lorenzon ...
Stucchi
Nando Bruno ...
Alberto's Uncle
Ruggero Marchi ...
Carlo Fenoglio
Gastone Bettanini
Mario Passante ...
Comm. Lambertoni
Enzo Petito
Nanda Primavera ...
Italia, Gioia's mother
Rosita Pisano ...
Nardi's employee
Alberto Rabagliati ...
Himself
Mario Cianfanelli
Carlo Di Maggio
Ignazio Dolce ...
(as Ignazio Doci)
Consalvo Flirt ...
(as Consalvo Flirt)
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Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities, but whose factory (producing lifts and elevators) teeters perennially on the brink of catastrophe. Alberto is married to a rich and successful businesswoman from Milan, Elvira Almiraghi (Franca Valeri) who has a no-nonsense attitude and barely tolerates the attempts of her husband to keep his factory afloat with her money. (Wikipedia) Written by Simone Randazzo

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one of the funniest Italian movies - EVER
31 October 2012 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Please be aware that this is one of the funniest movies ever produced. Alberto Sordi is here at his best comedy, and he is surrounded by a cast of great characters, portrayed by a group of wonderful, lesser-known Italian actors (Franca Valeri, the wife, a clear cut above everybody else). You really should not pass on this movie. The story it's even a great depiction of a specific Italian period (the late 50's, early 60's of the industrial growth after WW2). Some of the greatest talents of Italian cinema, namely director Dino Risi and writer Rodolfo Sonego, are featured in the credits: and they are probably in what could be considered their prime. So you should do yourself a favor, and watch this movie.


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