7.6/10
4,220
21 user 27 critic

Il Bidone (1955)

Il bidone (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | October 1962 (USA)
A trio of con-men lead by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures.

Director:

Federico Fellini
Reviews

Watch Now

From $0.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Blood Feud (1978)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In pre-World War II Sicily, just as the fascists come to power, two men fall in love with the same woman. The changes in their country's politics ultimately take all three on a journey across the ocean to New York.

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giancarlo Giannini
Impetus (2018)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the process of her ongoing film shoot in NYC a filmmaker finds herself questioning the origin of impulsion.

Director: Jennifer Alleyn
Stars: Jennifer Alleyn, Pascale Bussières, Esfir Dyachkov
Panique (1946)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After an elderly maid is murdered, opinions are manipulated, evidence is planted, violence erupts, and panic ensues.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

While a world war rages, Philippe, a draft-dodger from Quebec, takes refuge in the American West, surviving by competing in Charlie Chaplin impersonation contests. As Philippe makes his ... See full summary »

Director: Maxime Giroux
Stars: Martin Dubreuil, Mike Calchera, Buddy Duress
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Gay priest with talent to straighten out delinquent lads can remain effectual only so long as not even a hint of his orientation is revealed or suggested.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska
Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska
Stolen Desire (1958)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A rumbunctious and ribald tale of a troupe of travelling actors who alternate highlights of kabuki theatre with strip shows.

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Osamu Takizawa, Shin'ichi Yanagisawa, Hiroyuki Nagato
Another Way (1982)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »

Director: Károly Makk
Stars: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska
Sofia (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Following a denial of pregnancy, she finds herself illegally giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital leaves her 24h to provide ... See full summary »

Director: Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi
Stars: Maha Alemi, Lubna Azabal, Sarah Perles
Exhibition (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An intimate examination of a contemporary artist couple, whose living and working patterns are threatened by the imminent sale of their home.

Director: Joanna Hogg
Stars: Viv Albertine, Liam Gillick, Tom Hiddleston
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.

Directors: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During a day in their honeymoon, a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Broderick Crawford ... Augusto
Giulietta Masina ... Iris
Richard Basehart ... Raul detto Picasso
Franco Fabrizi ... Roberto
Sue Ellen Blake Sue Ellen Blake ... Anna
Irene Cefaro Irene Cefaro ... Marisa
Alberto De Amicis Alberto De Amicis ... Rinaldo
Lorella De Luca ... Patrizia
Giacomo Gabrielli Giacomo Gabrielli ... Il Baron Vargas
Riccardo Garrone ... Riccardo
Paul Grenter Paul Grenter
Emilio Manfredi Emilio Manfredi
Lucetta Muratori Lucetta Muratori
Mario Passante ... Conman
Sara Simoni Sara Simoni
Edit

Storyline

Aging small-time con man Augusto, who swindles peasants, works with two younger men: Roberto, who wants to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, nicknamed Picasso, who has a wife and daughter and wants to paint. Augusto avoids the personal entanglements, spending money at clubs seeking the good life. His attitude changes when he runs into his own daughter, whom he rarely sees, and realizes she's now a young woman and in need of his help to continue her studies. His usual partners are away, so he goes in with others to run a swindle, and they aren't forgiving when he claims he's given the money back to their mark. They leave him beaten, robbed, and alone. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il Bidone See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Lorella De Luca. See more »

Goofs

When Augusto and his daughter are sitting in the open-air café, the watch he is giving to his daughter jumps from his hand to on her wrist immediately. See more »

Quotes

Rinaldo: [Mockimgly] Do you still carry a skull with you?
Augusto: [to Picasso in the back seat] If you shake his hand, make sure to count your fingers. There might be a couple missing.
Rinaldo: Look who's talking!
See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD released by Image Entertainment in 2001 is 91 minutes. A 114-minute print of the film is circulating art houses and festivals (2003). See more »

Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fellini's Presentation Card, In a Marvelous and Touching Film
14 February 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Augusto (Broderick Crawford) is a con man. He cheats simple persons with two friends of him. He has a daughter, who lives with her mother and does not know the activity of his father. This simple story is basically supported by the talent of the direction of Fellini, in the beginning of his outstanding career, and the performance of Broderick Crawford. Although not being in the list of the most famous works of Fellini, this film is wonderful and very touching. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `A Trapaça' (`The Cheat')


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed