Benvenuto reverendo! (1950)

A disguised thief talks himself into a countryside class fight during the immediate after WWII.



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Credited cast:
... Don Peppino
Lianella Carell ... Anna
Giovanni Grasso
Mario Mazza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virginia Balestrieri
Ada Colangeli
Franco Fava
Lia Grani
Alfredo Leggi
Pitto ... The child (as il piccolo Pitto)
Amerigo Santarelli ... Agitator
Carlo Titta


Giuseppe, who has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for theft, goes to meet a village priest with a letter of recommendation in his pocket. He hopes the vicar will provide him with a job but the poor man happens to be so ill that he cannot possibly help him. Over time, driven by hunger and desperation, Giuseppe steals a hundred lira from the poor box but, about to be surprised, he runs away from the village after donning one of the priest's cassocks. On the road he meets a police officer who, mistaking him for a cleric, asks him to give a helping hand to a rich landlord whose farmers are on strike and threaten to invade the land. If he manages to settle the conflict "Don Peppino" will be given a large sum of money for the reconstruction of "his" rundown church. After much hesitation, Giuseppe takes up the challenge... Written by Guy Bellinger

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priest | church | strike | farmer | thief | See All (10) »







Release Date:

15 February 1950 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

O Reverendo e o Ladrão  »

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Italian censorship visa #7044 dated 12 January 1950. See more »

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