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Three Cornered Hat (1935)

Il cappello a tre punte (original title)
In the seventeenth century the Spanish governor of Naples falls in love with a beautiful woman. To be able to seduce her, he puts her husband in jail.


Mario Camerini


Ercole Patti (screenplay) (as E. Patti), Ivo Perilli (screenplay) (as I. Perilli) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Eduardo De Filippo ... Don Teofilo, il governatore
Peppino De Filippo ... Luca, il mugnaio
Leda Gloria Leda Gloria ... Carmela, moglie di Luca
Dina Perbellini Dina Perbellini ... Donna Dolores, moglie del governatore
Enrico Viarisio ... Garduna
Arturo Falconi Arturo Falconi ... Il capitano della guardia
Giuseppe Pierozzi Giuseppe Pierozzi ... Pasqualino, il mugnaio
Cesare Zoppetti Cesare Zoppetti ... Salvatore


In the seventeenth century the Spanish governor of Naples falls in love with a beautiful woman. To be able to seduce her, he puts her husband in jail.

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Mussolini demanded all sequences concerning the people's discontent over taxation and the governor's corruption, and the resulting riots, cut. See more »


Remade as The Miller's Beautiful Wife (1955) See more »


Music by Franco
Lyrics by Alfredo Bracchi
Sung by Carlo Buti
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Charming De Filippo Brothers Mistaken Identity Farce
4 November 2020 | by lchadbou-326-26592See all my reviews

In the 1930s Italian film era often mistakenly dismissed for its "white telephone" programmers, director Mario Camerini stood out for his gracious use of outdoor settings and his down to earth populism.Here he plays on an often filmed Spanish farce by using the talented two De Filippo brothers in roles where their resemblance makes the plot pivoting on mistaken identity plausible. (in his 50s remake the casting of De Sica and Mastroianni didn't quite work that way) And in the sequences at night in the mill where the Governor and his assistant both land up putting on white miller outfits and caps, and confront each other in the dark, I was reminded of the classic slapstick confrontation of Groucho and his look alike in the Marx Brothers Duck Soup.Though the precise reasons for the several arguments in the streets leading to political turmoil early in the story are not immediately understandable in an unsubtitled print to this non Italian speaking viewer,the rest of the action is conveyed by Camerini in more clearly graspable visual terms.

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Release Date:

27 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El sombrero de tres puntas See more »

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Lido Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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