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Miracle in Milan ()

Miracolo a Milano (original title)
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An open hearted and unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best out of his life on the streets of Milan.

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  • Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination.
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La vecchia Lolotta
Francesco Golisano ...
Totò
Paolo Stoppa ...
Rappi
Guglielmo Barnabò ...
Mobbi
Brunella Bovo ...
Edvige
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Marta, la signora altezzosa
Alba Arnova ...
La statua che prende vita
Flora Cambi ...
L'innamorata infelice
Virgilio Riento ...
Il sergente delle guardie
Arturo Bragaglia ...
Alfredo
Erminio Spalla ...
Gaetano
Riccardo Bertazzolo ...
L'atleta
Checco Rissone ...
Il comandante in secondo (as Francesco Rissone)
Angelo Prioli ...
Il comandante in primo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giuseppe Berardi ...
Un povero (uncredited)
Gianni Branduani ...
Totò a 11 anni (uncredited)
Enzo Furlai ...
Un povero (uncredited)
Jerome Johnson ...
Il negro (uncredited)
Renato Navarrini ...
Un povero (uncredited)
Egisto Olivieri ...
Un povero (uncredited)
Luigi Ponzoni ...
Un povero (uncredited)
Piero Salonne ...
Un povero (uncredited)
Jubal Schembri ...
Un povero (uncredited)
Walter Scherer ...
Un povero (uncredited)
Giuseppe Spalla ...
Un povero (uncredited)

Directed by

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Vittorio De Sica

Written by

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Cesare Zavattini ... (novel "Totò il buono")
 
Cesare Zavattini ... (screenplay) &
Vittorio De Sica ... (screenplay)
 
Suso Cecchi D'Amico ... (screenplay) &
Mario Chiari ... (screenplay) &
Adolfo Franci ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Vittorio De Sica ... producer

Music by

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Alessandro Cicognini

Cinematography by

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G.R. Aldo

Film Editing by

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Eraldo Da Roma

Editorial Department

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Marcella Benvenuti ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Guido Fiorini

Art Direction by

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Guido Fiorini

Costume Design by

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Mario Chiari

Production Management

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Carmine Bologna ... general manager
Elmo De Sica ... production supervisor
Nino Misiano ... production manager
Umberto Scarpelli ... general manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Luisa Alessandri ... assistant director
Umberto Scarpelli ... assistant director

Art Department

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Italo Tomassi ... construction department head: scenic artists (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bruno Brunacci ... sound
Antonio Catalano ... sound restoration: Italian (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Enzo Barboni ... cinematographer: special effect sequences
Syd Howell ... special effects assistant (as Sid Howell)
Ned Mann ... special effects
Dave Matture ... special effects assistant
Mattia Triznya ... special effects assistant
Václav Vích ... cinematographer: special effect sequences (as Vaclav Vich)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nino Cristiani ... assistant camera (as Michele Cristiani)
Gianni Di Venanzo ... camera operator
Angelo Pennoni ... still photographer
Augusto Tinelli ... assistant camera
Aldo Bonifazi ... key grip (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Lù Leone ... continuity (as Lu Leone Broggi)

Other crew

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Roberto Moretti ... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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! See more »
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Also Known As
  • I poveri disturbano (Italy)
  • Miracle in Milan (World-wide, English title)
  • Miracle in Milan (Canada, English title)
  • Miracle in Milan (United States)
  • Miracle in Milan (United Kingdom)
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  • 97 min
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Trivia The film featured a mix of professional and non-professional actors. Some of these included down-and-out alcoholics who had to be woken up to work by having buckets of cold water thrown over them. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une vague nouvelle (1999). See more »
Quotes Totò: Would you like the sun?
[Edvige nods, so Totó looks toward the horizon, where the sun comes up in a few seconds]
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