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Botta e risposta (1950)

Good-natured and devout, a French house painter takes the train to Rome, where he has decided to go on a pilgrimage. There he meets a scatterbrained dresser who has been assigned by a music... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Soldati

Writers:

Pietro Garinei (screenplay) (as Garinei), Pietro Garinei (story) (as Garinei) | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nino Taranto Nino Taranto ... Pasquale - l'habilleur
Isa Barzizza Isa Barzizza ... Cleo - la kleptomane
Irasema Dilián
Louis Armstrong ... Band Leader
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... Le portier du théâtre
Suzy Delair ... La chanteuse
Fernandel ... Philippe - le peintre dévot
Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham ... Dancer
Vanda Osiris Vanda Osiris ... Dancer
Renato Rascel
Carlo Dapporto Carlo Dapporto
Andreina Paul Andreina Paul
Enrico Viarisio ... Le prestidigitateur
Claudio Villa Claudio Villa
Isa Miranda ... Isa
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Good-natured and devout, a French house painter takes the train to Rome, where he has decided to go on a pilgrimage. There he meets a scatterbrained dresser who has been assigned by a music hall star to bring her the gown she is to wear on stage. The two men get stolen by Cleo, a charming thief. Once in Rome, the painter finds himself penniless and the dresser without the gown... Written by Guy Bellinger

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rome italy | See All (1) »

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Comedy

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 February 1950 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Die große Schau See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Teatri della Farnesina See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #7349 delivered on 18th February 1950. See more »

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Featured in Censura: Alguns Cortes (1999) See more »

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Kleptomania in Roma.
1 January 2019 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Just a pretext to show many music hall acts in Roma ,including singing (Suzy Delair is the star ,but you will be disappointed cause she does not perform her famous " Avec Son tralala" from "quai des orfèvres ") ,ballets, conjuring and even a radio contest : it provides the best musical moment of a rather stodgy musical : Louis Armstrong in the flesh ,totally unexpected and therefore appreciated in such a context.

As for the screenplay ,it is decidedly lacking in interest :Fernandel is a house painter and he has his wallet stolen on a train to Roma ;another traveler was carrying star Delair's new dress for the show and it has disappeared too. While Fernandel ,whose pilgrimage to Roma is spoilt , is forced to work as a painter in the theater (which he compares to Sodom and Gomorrha ), the other unfortunate man from the train goes in search of the precious garment : he is given a clue by some kind of magician: you've got to find a woman whose name is the same as a queen whose nose was so famous it could have changed the face of the world .But our man's culture leaves a lot to be desired.

Fans of Fernandel will be disappointed:his appearances are few and far between.Fans of Armstrong might be interested.


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