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Totò cerca casa (1949)

Beniamino and his family have lived in a school from the end of World War II. But five years have passed and they are compelled to move. In Rome, however, it is difficult to find an ... See full summary »

Directors:

Mario Monicelli, Steno

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (as Age), Marcello Marchesi (dialogue) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Totò ... Beniamino Lomacchio
Alda Mangini Alda Mangini ... Amalia, la moglie de Lomacchio
Lia Amanda Lia Amanda ... Aida, la figlia (as Lia Molfesi)
Mario Gattari Mario Gattari ... Figlio
Aroldo Tieri Aroldo Tieri ... Checchino, il fidanzato
Folco Lulli ... Turco
Enzo Biliotti Enzo Biliotti ... Il sindaco
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Castellani Mario Castellani ... Truffatore
Pietro De Vico Pietro De Vico ... Cinese
Flavio Forin Flavio Forin ... Vedovo
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Pasquale Saluto
Marisa Merlini ... Patronessa
Luigi Pavese Luigi Pavese ... Capo ufficio
Cesare Polacco Cesare Polacco ... Vice custode
Alfredo Ragusa Alfredo Ragusa ... Bidello
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Storyline

Beniamino and his family have lived in a school from the end of World War II. But five years have passed and they are compelled to move. In Rome, however, it is difficult to find an apartment. First he gets a job as keeper of a graveyard but in the night they mistake Checchino for a ghost and they flee. Then they try lo live in the Coliseum. Last they find a fine and large apartment, only to find out that the same apartment has been rented to other people too. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Comedy

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Trivia

On newspaper La Stampa of December 6, 1949 Totò was quoted as saying about this movie: "It's the only movie which made me really laugh". See more »

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Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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Totò at his best.
17 February 2006 | by Mr-JAFOSee all my reviews

I saw this movie last week on TV, while being in Italy for a family matter. I enjoyed every single minute of that ancient but truly good and effective "Italian style" comedy. Totò steals every scene and some times he doesn't really need to do a thing to become funny. His face, expressions and speech can do most of the half of the movie. Of course the other actors also played correctly their parts and there was no real hole because of the script or the performances. I must admit that some comic situations can be a little forced and somehow previsible, but none of them were absolutely unnecessary. Totò also made very good movies along his career, but not all were as remarkable as this.

I said I was in Italy when I saw and that's not for free: if you can, try to see (and hear) Totò's movies in the original version, that's MUCH better.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 November 1950 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Totò Looks for an Apartment See more »

Filming Locations:

Roma, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

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A.T.A., Forum Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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