When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

Director:

Luigi Comencini

Writers:

Luigi Comencini (story and screenplay), Ettore Maria Margadonna (story and screenplay) (as Ettore M. Margadonna) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio De Sica ... Maresciallo Carotenuto
Gina Lollobrigida ... La Bersagliera
Marisa Merlini ... Anna Mirziato
Virgilio Riento Virgilio Riento ... Don Emidio
Tina Pica ... Caramella
Roberto Risso ... Carabiniere Stelluti
Vittoria Crispo Vittoria Crispo ... Madre della Bersagliera
Maria Pia Casilio ... Paoletta
Memmo Carotenuto ... Carabiniere Baiocchi
Guglielmo Barnabò Guglielmo Barnabò ... Il sindaco
Gigi Reder Gigi Reder ... Ricuccio
Mario Meniconi Mario Meniconi ... Matteo
Nino Vingelli ... Venditore ambulante
Checco Rissone Checco Rissone ... Barbiere
Attilio Torelli Attilio Torelli ... Rumbumbù
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Marshal Antonio Carotenuto is sent to Sagliena, an imaginary little village in the center of Italy in the '50s, to assume his new mandate. In the village he knows Maria (Frisky) AKA 'la Bersagliera', secretly in love with a policeman (Carabiniere) reporting to Antonio. But also Paoletta, the priest's nephew, loves him. Things become more complicated when Annarella, the midwife, starts demonstrating her love to Antonio. She is hiding a secret and the Marshal soon will be in a restless situation. Written by 1felco

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Comedy | Romance

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Some of the dialogue is spoken in Abruzzese, a dialect spoken in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. See more »

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Followed by Frisky (1954) See more »

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A naive and old Italian romantic comedy
28 March 2020 | by LUISSee all my reviews

A beautiful naive Italian romantic comedy from the 1950s.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 December 1953 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bread, Love and Dreams See more »

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Titanus See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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