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Benvenuto reverendo! (1950)

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

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Cast

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
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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) »

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Comedy

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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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