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His Last Twelve Hours (1950)

È più facile che un cammello... (original title)
A gentleman by the name of Bachi dies but can't be admitted into heaven because of an evil action committed during his lifetime. He is given the opportunity to return to the living for a ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Zampa

Writers:

Cesare Zavattini (story), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Carlo Bacchi
Elli Parvo Elli Parvo ... Lidia Guidi, l'amante di Carlo Bacchi
Antonella Lualdi ... Maria, la nipote di Santini
Paola Borboni Paola Borboni ... Luisa, la sorella di Carlo Bacchi
Carlo Sposito ... Il duca Luca Sorino (as Carletto Sposito)
Elena Altieri Elena Altieri ... La contessa
Maso Lotti Maso Lotti ... Nanni, il fidanzato di Maria
Bella Starace Sainati Bella Starace Sainati ... Luisa, la zia di Carlo
Marga Cella Marga Cella ... La signora Gigliosi
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... Il calzolaio
Mariella Lotti ... Margot Bacchi, la moglie di Carlo
Julien Carette ... Amedeo Santini (as Carette)
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi ... Il baritono Gigliosi
Maurizio De Bosdari Maurizio De Bosdari ... Vittorio, il cognato di Carlo
Pietro Verna Pietro Verna ... Il Monsignore
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Storyline

A gentleman by the name of Bachi dies but can't be admitted into heaven because of an evil action committed during his lifetime. He is given the opportunity to return to the living for a half day. Finding himself embroiled in an amorous relationship, the gentleman forgets what he had permission to come back to the living for. Back at the gate of Saint Peter's, he feels he has lost his last chance and is doomed. Instead he discovers that that half day, and its chance to love, has redeemed him. Written by Gerald A. DeLuca <ItalianGerry@home.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 November 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

His Last Twelve Hours See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriters Vitaliano Brancati and 'Suso Cecchi d'Amico' did not like the film and tried to convince producer Carlo Civallero to have it removed from the Venice Film Festival. On the other hand, Cesare Zavattini, who originated the story, pushed for the film to be entered in the competition. When it received largely negative press, Zavattini made it known all round that he did not have anything to do with the screenplay. This marked the end of the once successful partnership between Zavattini and Suso Cecchi D'Amico. See more »

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