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Scandal in Sorrento (1955)

Pane, amore e..... (original title)
Back to his hometown, a former marshal finds his house occupied by a young woman working as a fishwife.


Dino Risi


Ettore Maria Margadonna (story) (as Ettore M. Margadonna), Marcello Girosi (story) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Vittorio De Sica ... Comandante Carotenuto
Sophia Loren ... Sofia Cocozza - 'a Smargiassa'
Lea Padovani ... Violante Ruotolo
Antonio Cifariello ... Nicola Pascazio 'Nicolino'
Tina Pica ... Caramella
Mario Carotenuto Mario Carotenuto ... Don Matteo Carotenuto
Yoka Berretty Yoka Berretty ... Erika
Virgilio Riento Virgilio Riento ... Don Emidio
Clara Crispo Clara Crispo ... Donna Carmela
Pasquale Misiano Pasquale Misiano ... Don Peppino
Antonio La Raina Antonio La Raina ... Sindaco di Sorrento
Nino Imparato ... Vigile urbano
Gaetano Autiero Gaetano Autiero ... Titino
Fausto Guerzoni Fausto Guerzoni ... Uomo col cannocchiale
Attilio Torelli Attilio Torelli ... Rumbumbù


Marshall Antonio Carotenuto comes back to native Sorrento to take care of the local fire brigade. But since Sofia, a very nice fishmonger, occupies his native house Antonio share another home with Donna Violante, secretly fall in love with him. Sofia accepts to marry Antonio almost as a joke to make Nicolino, a traffic policeman, getting jealous. The chances for the two deloused sweethearts aren't over as it could appear. Written by 1felco

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Loved Every Minute
25 November 2020 | by LeonardKniffelSee all my reviews

I came to this film 65 years after it was made. Sophia Loren is a phenomenon, and if you watch "The Life Ahead" before you watch this, her extraordinary contribution to world cinema is even more apparent. This is Italy less than a decade after the end of World War II, yet the film is apolitical and concentrates on the lives of real people trying to make their way in a nation that suffered enormously from war but also from its own delusions and acquiescence to the "charms" of fascism.

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Release Date:

22 December 1955 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Sorrento, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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