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Hands Off Me! (1937)

Fermo con le mani (original title)
In his first feature, great Italian clown Totò plays a carefree tramp moving from job to job, in order to provide for himself and his young Shirley Temple-like protégée.

Director:

Gero Zambuto

Writer:

Guglielmo Giannini (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Totò ... Antonio 'Totò' Toretota
Erzsi Paál Erzsi Paál ... Eva Frastorny (as Erzsi Paal)
Franco Coop Franco Coop ... Vincenzino
Tina Pica Tina Pica ... Giulia, la cameriera
Oreste Bilancia Oreste Bilancia ... Gerolamo Battaglia
Miranda Bonansea Miranda Bonansea ... La bambina
Luigi Erminio D'Olivo Luigi Erminio D'Olivo ... Vladimiro Pegua - il direttore d'orchestra (as Erminio D'Oliva)
Alfredo Martinelli Alfredo Martinelli ... Un accompagnatore nel locale notturno
Alfredo De Antoni Alfredo De Antoni
Cesare Polacco Cesare Polacco ... Il capomastro
Adelmo Cocco Adelmo Cocco
Giuseppe Zoppegni Giuseppe Zoppegni ... (as Giuseppe Zopegni)
Yvonne Sandner Yvonne Sandner ... Anna (as Ivonne Sandner)
Guglielmo Sinaz Guglielmo Sinaz ... Il capo cameriere al locale notturno
Nicola Maldacea Nicola Maldacea ... Cesare, il suggeritore
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In his first feature, great Italian clown Totò plays a carefree tramp moving from job to job, in order to provide for himself and his young Shirley Temple-like protégée.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 March 1937 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hands Off Me! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Titanus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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a pleasantly engaging comedy
20 July 2001 | by hofnarrSee all my reviews

Toto's first film of many was pleasantly engaging - reminiscent of Chaplin and replete with physical humor and repartee. Solomon wrote "There is nothing new under the sun" and that paired with Goethe's maxim of "Everything's been thought of before;the trouble is to think of it again," makes me wonder if Jamie Farr saw the cross-dressing sequence at some time or if Steve Martin saw any Toto films while he was growing up.

I've only seen a handful of other Toto films - I've liked most of them better than this, but that's just my taste - why not start off with an actor's first film and go from there?


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