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Le ragazze di San Frediano (1955)

The story deals with the amorous escapades of handsome garage mechanic Bob (Antonio Cifariello).

Director:

Valerio Zurlini

Writers:

Leonardo Benvenuti (story), Piero De Bernardi (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Cifariello ... Andrea Sernesi aka Bob
Rossana Podestà ... Tosca
Giovanna Ralli ... Mafalda Panini
Marcella Mariani Marcella Mariani ... Gina
Giulia Rubini ... Silvana Biagini
Luciana Liberati Luciana Liberati ... Loretta
Corinne Calvet ... Bice
Adriano Micantoni Adriano Micantoni ... Guido Sernesi, Bob's brother
Gianni Minervini Gianni Minervini ... Aldo, the barman (as Giovanni Minervini)
Sergio Raimondi Sergio Raimondi ... Gianfranco, Silvana's fiancé
Mitzi Roman Mitzi Roman ... Mitzi, Bice's assistant
Alberto Archetti Alberto Archetti
Ada Bartolucci Ada Bartolucci
Boris Cappelli Boris Cappelli ... Boris, Bob's assistant
Cesarina Cecconi Cesarina Cecconi
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The story deals with the amorous escapades of handsome garage mechanic Bob (Antonio Cifariello).

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 March 1955 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girls of San Frediano See more »

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Production Co:

Lux Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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the outrageous male persona meets its match
24 March 2001 | by cranesareflyingSee all my reviews

This sort of tongue in cheek comedy is truly unique, an examination of the Italian male persona with fantasy exaggerations that are hilarious, a guy that can't stop himself from picking up women while en route to his dates, women swooning over him, laying awake in anguish, the use of the English-language word "Bob" cracked me up every time it was used, similar to in "Being John Malkovich" when people were thrown out onto the New Jersey turnpike, these comedy bits worked. I couldn't help thinking David Lynch had seen this film once and used it for his Twin Peaks twisted version of "Bob." The collection of women here are gorgeous, Zurlini's exquisite technique is already evident in this early film, and for pure comedy, it was a mixture of Pietro Germi's outrageous Sicilian reflections in his 64 film "Seduced and Abandoned" and Fellini's "La Dolce Vita."


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