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Too Bad She's Bad (1954)

Peccato che sia una canaglia (original title)
When young and attractive Lina Stroppiani, a thief like the rest of her family, tries to steal the taxi of Paolo, together with two accomplices, she can't possibly know that this will have ... See full summary »

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Alberto Moravia (story "Il fanatico"), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (subject) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio De Sica ... Vittorio Stroppiani
Sophia Loren ... Lina Stroppiani
Marcello Mastroianni ... Paolo
Mauro Sacripanti Mauro Sacripanti ... Peppino (as Giorgio Sanna)
Michael Simone Michael Simone ... Totò
Margherita Bagni Margherita Bagni ... Elsa, moglie di Michele
Wanda Benedetti Wanda Benedetti ... Valeria, moglie di Carletto
Maria Britneva ... La turista inglese (as Maria Britnewa)
Manlio Busoni Manlio Busoni ... Il funzionario della Casa per il Mezzogiorno
Giulio Calì Giulio Calì ... La guardia notturna
Pietro Carloni Pietro Carloni ... Il signore intriguante
Memmo Carotenuto Memmo Carotenuto ... Cesare, il tassinaro
Marga Cella Marga Cella ... La padrona del bar
Pasquale Cennamo Pasquale Cennamo ... Il maresciallo
Nino Dal Fabbro Nino Dal Fabbro ... Il radiologo
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When young and attractive Lina Stroppiani, a thief like the rest of her family, tries to steal the taxi of Paolo, together with two accomplices, she can't possibly know that this will have far reaching consequences... Written by Michel Hafner <mhafner@imdb.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

28 December 1954 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dommage que tu sois une canaille See more »

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Documento Film See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Proof Positive Sofia was The Bomb... and Better Off in Italy
4 June 2008 | by rajah524-3See all my reviews

Mama Mia! La Gran -Sophia- at the tender age of -20-. Moreover in the kind of role she'd almost never be able to play in America at -any- age, let alone at the pinnacle of her astonishing sexual impact. The costumer put her in one understated but thoroughly boggling outfit after another.

The role suits the wardrobe and vice-versa. The Body going bawdy is exactly what the title infers, but with sufficient "screwball comedy" dialog to make it entertaining as well as educational. (The teacher -will- command your attention here. Yow.) Marcello is on top of his pre-Fellini game as the almost crafty-enough romantic lead, and De Sica does a fine local godfather. As a genre, post-war Italian cinema is almost always reliable, and this is no exception.

Guys (of any age): If you've got -any- sort of a masochistic yen for being manhandled by a world-class, hormone-heating, trick-or-treater, -this- will make your day. Hahahaha.


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