Accadde al penitenziario (1955)

A prison warden keeps a diary in which he writes about the convicts he meets and their lives.


Giorgio Bianchi


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Fabrizi ... Cesare Cantelli
Alberto Sordi ... Giulio Parmitoni
Mara Berni Mara Berni ... The Swindler
Walter Chiari ... Walter Polacchi
Peppino De Filippo ... Peppino
Nino Besozzi Nino Besozzi ... Prof. Zaccanti
Mario Riva Mario Riva ... Detenuto No. 77
Riccardo Billi Riccardo Billi ... Detenuto siciliano
Ignazio Balsamo Ignazio Balsamo ... Detenuto mafioso
Enrico Luzi Enrico Luzi ... Un detenuto (as Enrico Luzzi)
Turi Pandolfini Turi Pandolfini ... Un detenuto
Carlo Romano Carlo Romano ... Capo degli agenti di custodia
Natale Cirino Natale Cirino
Antonio Nicotra Antonio Nicotra
Memmo Carotenuto Memmo Carotenuto ... Vigile urbano


A prison warden keeps a diary in which he writes about the convicts he meets and their lives.

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Release Date:

19 October 1955 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Accadde al penitenziario - Il braccio esilarante della legge See more »

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Fortunia Film See more »
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