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Toto and the King of Rome (1952)

Totò e i re di Roma (original title)
An aging, down-and-out public employee has to face the primary school examination.

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Mario Monicelli, Steno
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Cast

Credited cast:
Totò ... Ercole Pappalardo
Aroldo Tieri Aroldo Tieri ... Ferruccio
Alberto Sordi ... Il maestro elementare
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Celeste Almieri Celeste Almieri
Ernesto Almirante Ernesto Almirante ... Nedo
Armando Annuale Armando Annuale ... Orchestrale
Giulio Battiferri Giulio Battiferri ... Guardiano
Giulio Calì Giulio Calì ... Sonatore di Tromba
Anna Carena Anna Carena ... Armida Pappalardo
Pietro Carloni Pietro Carloni ... Capoufficio Capasso
Mario Castellani Mario Castellani ... Corrado
Paolo Ferrara Paolo Ferrara ... Maestro Esaminatore
Marisa Finiani Marisa Finiani ... Squillo al Sistina
Eugenio Galadini Eugenio Galadini
Amedeo Girardi Amedeo Girardi ... Usciere dell'Albergo
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Ercole Pappalardo (Totò), married, five daughters, lives with only dream to be upgraded from his current position in the post department. Everithing goes wrong, he accidentally spits on the minister's face, he insults him trough a parrot (!), and finally they discover he has no titles to fit his current position. After all this tragicomic events he takes a definitive decision: he will die to communicate from the afterlife the lotto numbers to his wife! Written by 1felco

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 October 1952 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Toto vasilias tis Romis See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 11527 delivered on 24-9-1952. See more »

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