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Miracle in Milan (1951)

Miracolo a Milano (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 17 December 1951 (USA)
An open hearted and unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best out of his life on the streets of Milan.

Director:

Vittorio De Sica

Writers:

Cesare Zavattini (novel), Cesare Zavattini (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emma Gramatica ... La vecchia Lolotta
Francesco Golisano Francesco Golisano ... Totò
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Rappi
Guglielmo Barnabò Guglielmo Barnabò ... Mobbi
Brunella Bovo Brunella Bovo ... Edvige
Anna Carena Anna Carena ... Marta, la signora altezzosa
Alba Arnova Alba Arnova ... La statua che prende vita
Flora Cambi Flora Cambi ... L'innamorata infelice
Virgilio Riento Virgilio Riento ... Il sergente delle guardie
Arturo Bragaglia Arturo Bragaglia ... Alfredo
Erminio Spalla Erminio Spalla ... Gaetano
Riccardo Bertazzolo Riccardo Bertazzolo ... L'atleta
Checco Rissone Checco Rissone ... Il comandante in secondo (as Francesco Rissone)
Angelo Prioli Angelo Prioli ... Il comandante in primo
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Storyline

An old woman finds a baby among the cauliflowers in her garden. She takes care of the orphan, and calls him Totò. When she dies, he is sent to an orphanage, which he leaves as a teenager. When Totò goes out in the world, he expects everyone to be open-hearted as himself, but it isn't so. Without belongings and a place to live, he soon turns up among other homeless people, living scattered in boxes and cement pipes on a vast, barren field outside Milano. With his energy and enthusiasm Totò quickly engages the outcasts in transforming the place into a small shanty town. The eccentric misfits are turned into a warm-hearted community. But when the wealthy Mr. Mobbi buys the land he will try to get rid of the outcasts. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Taglines:

An impudent, riotous laugh on the lives and morals of our day!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

17 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracle in Milan See more »

Filming Locations:

Duomo, Milan, Lombardia, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of the great films
30 December 2017 | by Md. Robiul IslamSee all my reviews

A great filmmaker only can make a great film. I love it greatly. Because, the idea of magical thing in 1951 is incredible. my rating is always 10/10. I have seen such a great film after a long time. Specially Vittorio De Sica is one of the great filmmakers to me. But I didn't thought such a good film he will make. There are some special scenes that are very important to me. That are the ; when all the people are busy with their dreams and tell to Toto for their demands. He is fulfilling the demands of the people but his lover or his dream Edvige is outside . She is staying outside but can't speak anything to her only lover or dream man. He is getting sorrow. At the last scene when they all are going or flying; Edvige is seated behind Toto. At last their dream was turned into reality. Everyone saw it. It was also the best scene to me. However, one word is very important that Freedom is easy but its respect is difficult to hold. Pigeon is such kind of freedom. It should be kept in private place and should control it. for a better and happy life.


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