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Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)

Due soldi di speranza (original title)
The story concerns the romance between Carmela and Antonio. The ardor is one-sided at first, but Carmela is a determined young woman, willing to scale and conquer any obstacle in pursuing ... See full summary »

Director:

Renato Castellani

Writers:

Renato Castellani (screenplay), Renato Castellani (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maria Fiore Maria Fiore ... Carmela
Vincenzo Musolino Vincenzo Musolino ... Antonio
Filomena Russo Filomena Russo ... Antonio's Mother
Luigi Astarita Luigi Astarita ... Pasquale Artu
Luigi Barone Luigi Barone ... The priest
Felicità Lettieri Felicità Lettieri ... Signora Artu (as Felicia Lettieri)
Carmela Cirillo Carmela Cirillo ... Giulia
Gina Mascetti Gina Mascetti ... Flora Angelini
Tommaso Balzamo Tommaso Balzamo ... Luigi Bellomo (as Tommaso Balzano)
Pasqualina Izza Pasqualina Izza
Anna Raiola Anna Raiola ... Signora Bellomo
Alfonso Del Sorbo Alfonso Del Sorbo ... Sacrestano
Luigi Cutino Luigi Cutino
Antonio Balzamo Antonio Balzamo ... (as Antonio Balzano)
Gioacchino Morrone Gioacchino Morrone
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Storyline

The story concerns the romance between Carmela and Antonio. The ardor is one-sided at first, but Carmela is a determined young woman, willing to scale and conquer any obstacle in pursuing her heart's desire. Once he's "hooked," Antonio scurries from job to job to prove his financial viability. Faced with the hostility of their parents, Carmela and Antonio symbolically shed themselves of all responsibilities to others in a climactic act of stark-naked bravado.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 April 1952 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Cents Worth of Hope See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universalcine See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship cerificate # 11641 delivered on March 18th 1952 See more »

Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Funiculì, Funiculà
Music by Luigi Denza
Lyrics by Peppino Turco
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a good movie
13 November 2011 | by leotagoreSee all my reviews

watch Due soldi di speranza (1952). the film is about semi - rural Italy.It depicts that despite poverty the robustness, humor and music exists.The songs Carmela sings.........and best scenes are how people up the hill tease her and she answers back. Both the lead actors are very young 21 and 17 but the director has extracted powerful performances.Vincenzo Musolino died very young,in this movie he looks very handsome older and mature than his age at that time .Carmela's character is totally unpretentious about her love ,thats out of ordinary .Filomena Russo is great in her rustic and loud way in her only movie .


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