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An American in Rome (1954)

Un americano a Roma (original title)
Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in Rome. He is fond for everything coming from the United States. He tries to speak American-English, to wear clothes he thinks Americans wear, to ... See full summary »

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Sandro Continenza (story) (as Alessandro Continenza), Lucio Fulci (story) | 8 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Sordi ... Nando Moriconi
Maria Pia Casilio Maria Pia Casilio ... Elvira
Ilse Peterson Ilse Peterson ... Molly (as Ilse Petersen)
Anita Durante Anita Durante ... Madre di Nando
Giulio Calì Giulio Calì ... Padre di Nando
Galeazzo Benti Galeazzo Benti ... Fred Buonanotte
Carlo Delle Piane ... Cicalone Romolo
Rocco D'Assunta Rocco D'Assunta ... Commissario
Ivy Nicholson Ivy Nicholson ... Amica di Molly (as Ivy Nicolson)
Charles Fawcett Charles Fawcett ... Mr. Brooks
Caterine Alcajde Caterine Alcajde ... Ballerina dell'avanspettacolo
Archibald L. Lyall Archibald L. Lyall ... Ambasciatore (as Arcibaldo Layall)
Vincenzo Talarico Vincenzo Talarico ... Onorevole Borgiano
Luigi Giacosi Luigi Giacosi ... Medico
Salvo Libassi Salvo Libassi ... Tullio, radiotecnico
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Storyline

Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in Rome. He is fond for everything coming from the United States. He tries to speak American-English, to wear clothes he thinks Americans wear, to walk like John Wayne, and to eat cornflakes with ketchup - His life is a parody of the real American way of life that he could not get. Nando's not-so-secret dream is to visit the USA, so he climbs up to the Coliseum and threats to commit suicide if the American Embassy does not give him the visa. But at this point Nando is very well known as a 'crazy-for-USA' boy and the troubles he provoked will not help him. Written by X

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 December 1954 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

An American in Rome See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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freewheelin' Nando!
21 June 2003 | by elvinjonesSee all my reviews

This is one of the most famous and loved pictures of the late Alberto Sordi. He plays the role of Nando Meniconi, a young man crazy about U.S.A., in line with the post-war attraction for the country that wins the comflict and "free" Italy. Wearing in denim with a basketball hat, crazy about Joe DiMaggio, Nando is a living danger for all is around him; parents, girlfriend, occasional partners. The plot is confused and low budget; some of the situations are only a veichle for the non-stop improvisative vein of the master actor but this movie is very memorable because is Sordi state-of-art. This is a portrait in which a lot of italians would be recognized. And, if you know italian language, you can laugh all the time. Is a counterpoint for the neorealism school; where you have realism and social critic here you have innocent but funny and realistic parody of costumes and mentality of the italian boys of the '50; chewing gum, toy guns and...hopes for a far, young, winner land...Noew is different but I think that America craze exist the same today!!! w Nando and his spaghetti!!!


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