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The Gold of Naples (1954)

L'oro di Napoli (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 February 1957 (USA)
Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Neapolitan episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) losing ... See full summary »

Director:

Vittorio De Sica

Writers:

Giuseppe Marotta (story), Cesare Zavattini (adapted for the screen by) | 3 more credits »
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Silvana Mangano ... Teresa (segment "Teresa")
Sophia Loren ... Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Eduardo De Filippo ... Don Ersilio Miccio (segment "Il professore")
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Don Peppino - il vedovo (segment "Pizze a credito")
Erno Crisa ... Don Nicola (segment "Teresa")
Totò ... Don Saverio Petrillo (segment "Il guappo")
Lianella Carell Lianella Carell ... Carolina Petrillo (segment "Il guappo")
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Rosario - marito di Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Tina Pica Tina Pica ... Old woman (segment "Il professore")
Alberto Farnese Alberto Farnese ... Alfredo - l'amante di Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Tecla Scarano Tecla Scarano ... Un amico di Peppino (segment "Pizze a credito")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierino Bilancioni Pierino Bilancioni ... Il piccolo Gennarino (segment "I giocatori")
Lars Borgström Lars Borgström ... Federico - the Doorkeeper (segment "I giocatori")
Gianni Crosio Gianni Crosio ... Alfonso Maria di Sant'Agata dei Fornai (segment "Il professore")
Nino Imparato Nino Imparato ... Gennaro (segment "Il professore")
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Storyline

Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Neapolitan episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) losing her husband's ring ; the funeral of a child ; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid ; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute ; the "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller". Written by Yepok

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 February 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gold of Naples See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The segment on the funeral of a dead child was deleted from all release versions, and the short segment on the Professor only appeared in the original Italian version. The time for the remaining four episodes was 107 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in The Gold of Naples (2008) See more »

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feel unique flavour of Neapol
16 May 2004 | by lziolkowskiSee all my reviews

this is not a comedy.

rather documentary movie. shows what i am usually most interested in - local people. their habits, day-to-day life, way they enjoy life and face problems people of Neapol, and city itself, from 50ties as pictured in this movie is worth to see.

all of them are 'typical' Italians - eating pasta, drinking wine, celebrating family, friends, expressing feelings. Moreover you will see local communities, habits - what is most probably no more existing in Neapol nowadays.

the film is not an action killer. it has some subtle humor, good actors, and tells five stories. so if you want to have relaxed, easy afternoon, and fancy traveling in time and space - 'go to Neapol'!


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