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Hello Elephant (1952)

Buongiorno, elefante! (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 5 September 1954 (USA)
Vittorio De Sica is a teacher struggling to take care of his family and always dreaming that Parliament will increase the salaries for teachers and life will become easier for his wife, ... See full summary »

Directors:

Gianni Franciolini, Vittorio De Sica (uncredited)

Writers:

Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio De Sica ... Carlo Caretti
Sabu ... Sultan of Nagore (as Sabù)
María Mercader ... Maria Caretti (as Maria Mercader)
Nando Bruno Nando Bruno ... Signor Venturi
Gisella Sofio Gisella Sofio ... Fidanzata del maestro
Michele Sakara Michele Sakara ... Giovannino
Ciro Berardi Ciro Berardi ... Il facchino
Giuseppe Chinnici Giuseppe Chinnici
Antonio Nicotra Antonio Nicotra ... Il portiere
Piero Mastrocinque Piero Mastrocinque
Pasquale De Filippo Pasquale De Filippo
Virgilio Antico Virgilio Antico
Teresa Fimiani Teresa Fimiani
Sonia Fort Sonia Fort ... Maura Caretti
Fausto Guerzoni Fausto Guerzoni ... Un inquilino
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Storyline

Vittorio De Sica is a teacher struggling to take care of his family and always dreaming that Parliament will increase the salaries for teachers and life will become easier for his wife, Maria Mereander, and kids. An Indian prince (Sabu) visits Italy, is assisted by the teacher, and gives De Sica a baby elephant as a reward. This upsets the landlord, Nando Bruno, the other tenants and the neighborhood . He takes the elephant away but, like Lassie, it comes home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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teacher | elephant | prince | See All (3) »

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...otherwise known as a Roman comedy that could be called "Pardon My Trunk"...by the author of "The Bicycle Thief" and "Miracle in Milan", Cesare Zavvatini. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Originally Vittorio De Sica's role was to be played by Renato Rascel See more »

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Referenced in Another Girl Another Planet (1992) See more »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hello Elephant See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

De Sica, Rizzoli Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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