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Il signor Max (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 5 October 1939 (USA)
Vittorio De Sica, heir to a large sum of money and owner of a newspaper vending stall, makes enough money out of his business to take a vacation at a fashionable resort. He is given a ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Camerini

Writers:

Amleto Palermi (story), Mario Camerini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vittorio De Sica ... Gianni / Max Varaldo
Assia Noris Assia Noris ... Lauretta Campo
Rubi D'Alma Rubi D'Alma ... Donna Paola (as Rubi Dalma)
Lilia Dale Lilia Dale ... Pucci (as Adonella)
Caterina Collo Caterina Collo ... Zia Lucia
Umberto Melnati Umberto Melnati ... Riccardo
Mario Casaleggio Mario Casaleggio ... Zio Pietro
Virgilio Riento Virgilio Riento ... Pepe (as Riento)
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Storyline

Vittorio De Sica, heir to a large sum of money and owner of a newspaper vending stall, makes enough money out of his business to take a vacation at a fashionable resort. He is given a cruise ticket by an aristocrat who is an old school friend, and is mistaken for the aristocrat when he uses a camera that has his friends name on it. Assia Noris plays a maid who falls in love with him because of who he is and not who others think he is. Happy ending comes when De Sica marries Noris, who is more real than the pampered society belles he has been partying with. Shown in the USA with Italian dialogue and no English titles. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 October 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo aristocrático disfraz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Astra Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #29762 delivered on 30 September 1937. See more »

Connections

Remade as Il conte Max (1957) See more »

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This US import- well of Italian films was about to dry up for the duration.

This two-year old Astra Films Production (the correct name of the production company) made it to the US, distributed by Esperia Films, in October, 1939. First US showing was at NYC's Cinecitta Theater (one of the few times any movie house in America used "theater", as opposed to "theatre" in its name), with Italian dialogue and no English titles.

Vittorio De Sica, heir to a large sum of money and owner of a newspaper vending stall, makes enough money out of his business to take a vacation at a fashionable resort. He is given a cruise ticket by an aristocrat who is an old school friend, and is mistaken for the aristocrat when he uses a camera that has his friends name on it.

Assia Noris plays a maid who falls in love with him because of who he is and not who others think he is. Happy ending comes when De Sica marries Noris, who is more real than the pampered society belles he has been partying with.


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