Rome, 1910. Checco Puricelli, the son of a carpenter, is called "Conte Tacchia" ("Count Wooden Wedge") because of his obsession with the aristocracy. He dresses fancy and tries to act as a ... See full summary »

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Francesco 'Checco' Puricelli - aka Conte Tacchia
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Prince Torquato Terenzi
Paolo Panelli ...
Alvaro Puricelli
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Ninetto
Giuseppe Pambieri ...
Marchese 'Lollo' d'Alfieri
Claudio Gora ...
Duca Savello
Riccardo Pizzuti ...
French duellist
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Alvaro Amici ...
Sor Capanna
Andrea Aureli ...
The Notary Public
Salvatore Billa ...
Fernanda's Wooer at the ball
Franco Caracciolo ...
Duchino Gualtiero Savello
Roberto Castri
Zoé Chauveau ...
Fernanda Toccacieli
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Er Ciriola (as Giacinto Mario Donatone)
Anita Durante ...
Fernanda's Grandmother (as Anita Bianchi Durante)
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Rome, 1910. Checco Puricelli, the son of a carpenter, is called "Conte Tacchia" ("Count Wooden Wedge") because of his obsession with the aristocracy. He dresses fancy and tries to act as a nobleman with the help of the old Prince Torquato. One evening a young noblewoman begins to take interest in him, and Checco will soon find himself entangled in the treacherous world of the Roman aristocracy. Written by B. Tiozzo

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A very enjoyable light italian comedy
20 October 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Il conte Tacchia is very enjoyable light comedy. The story is pretty original. This is the story of the son of a carpenter who always dreamed to belong to royalty around the turn of the century in Rome. He gets the chance to rub elbows with the aristocrats and discovers that he cannot be who he is not, and finally realizes what is really important. Montesano is very funny, and Gassman is fabulous. See it if you have the chance.


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