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The Return of Don Camillo (1953)

Le retour de Don Camillo (original title)
Energetic priest Don Camillo returns to the town of Brescello for more political and personal duels with Communist mayor Peppone.

Director:

Julien Duvivier

Writers:

Giovanni Guareschi (freely adapted from the story by), Julien Duvivier (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Don Camillo
Gino Cervi ... Giuseppe 'Peppone' Bottazzi
Arturo Bragaglia Arturo Bragaglia ... Il cantoniere
Édouard Delmont Édouard Delmont ... Il dottor Spiletti
Alexandre Rignault ... Franceso 'Nero' Gallini
Saro Urzì ... Brusco - il barbiere
Thomy Bourdelle ... Cagnola
Claudy Chapeland Claudy Chapeland ... Beppo Bottazzi
Leda Gloria Leda Gloria ... Signora Bottazzi
Tony Jacquot Tony Jacquot ... Don Pietro
Lia Di Leo ... La maestrina
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Lo Smilzo
Enzo Staiola ... Mario Cagnola
Miranda Campa Miranda Campa ... Signora Spiletti
Charles Vissières Charles Vissières ... Il vescovo (as Charles Vissière)
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Storyline

After his battles with the communist mayor Peppone, Don Camillo is sent in exile by his bishop in a remote village. Peppone thought he got the village in his hands. But when the municipality decide to build a dike against the periodic floods, the proprietor of the land refuses. War between the village clans is about to begin. Maybe only the strong hand of the priest could persuade the landlord to change his mind. Will Peppone passed over his pride and send for his enemy? Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Based on the Uproarious Book-of-the-Month best selling stories by Guareschi See more »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa #14698 dating from 12 July 1953. See more »

Goofs

Pay close attention to Don Camillo's hand with the glass of castor oil in the "Castor Oil" scene. He pours what is clearly a viscous, oily liquid into the glass. Before drinking however, his hand drops out of view and when he puts the glass to his mouth the liquid is all of a sudden clear water. Apparently drinking the castor oil for real was one step too far. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions of the film were shot: one in Italian, one in French. See more »

Connections

Follows The Little World of Don Camillo (1952) See more »

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Watch it again and again and again...
8 March 2000 | by castelliSee all my reviews

At home we never tire of this, perhaps the best of the Don Camillo series. The characters are so perfectly drawn and the black and white photography is much more dramatic than colour! It gives a very true-to-life picture of the social and political scene in post-war Italy, with just enough exaggeration to have the spectators rolling in the aisles.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,840
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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