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Totò, Eva e il pennello proibito (1959)

When the swindler La Spada and his accomplice José come out of jail in Madrid, they decide to pull a really great swindle: nothing less than to discover and sell a third picture of the ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Totò ... Totò Scorcelletti
Abbe Lane ... Eva
Mario Carotenuto Mario Carotenuto ... Raoul La Spada
Louis de Funès ... Prof. Francisco Montiel
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Tobia
José Guardiola ... José
Pilar Gómez Ferrer Pilar Gómez Ferrer ... Gloria Harrison (as Luna Pilar Gomez Ferrer)
Ricardo Valle Ricardo Valle ... Pablo Segura, Torero
Enzo Garinei Enzo Garinei ... Lover
Guido Martufi Guido Martufi ... Il copista oriundo
Francesco Mulé ... Don Alonso
Maria Marchi Maria Marchi ... Caterina (as Anna Maria Marchi)
Anna Maestri Anna Maestri ... La signora del treno
Gianni Partanna Gianni Partanna ... Il notaio
Anna Maria Di Giulio Anna Maria Di Giulio ... La moglie de Don Alonzo


When the swindler La Spada and his accomplice José come out of jail in Madrid, they decide to pull a really great swindle: nothing less than to discover and sell a third picture of the famous Goya's Maya, the^ÔMaya in camisòn^Ô (Maya with a night-gown). They engage the renowed Scorcelletti who can imitate any picture and who lives in Rome. Afterwards, with the help of the beautiful Eva, they convince the celebrated art critic Francisco Montiel of the existance of a third Maya and let him find the picture. When the swindlers are on the point of selling the faked maya to an American millionaire, Scorcelli comes back from Rome to sell one of his six other maya pictures. Written by Piergiorgio Romani <p.romani@flashnet.it>

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Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

24 September 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La culpa fue de Eva See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Louis de Funès said all his lines in French. He was later dubbed in Italian by different actor. In the French version he dubbed himself. See more »

Alternate Versions

A Spanish Castilian DVD released in 2005 (distributed by "JV Imagen"), cut many scenes of the movie, reducing it down to 64 minutes. It was done because, the distributor try to add the French dubbing into the original Spanish theatrical Cut. Both French and Spanish cuts had almost the same running time (around 78 minutes), but they not share the same sequences. So when the French dubbing was missing, they simply cut the whole scene. 12 more minutes were cut from the original Spanish theatrical cut. In 2013, another DVD edition came out (distributed by "Memory Screen") presenting the 99 minutes Italian cut. The missing footage had to appear subtitling. But that distributor used the Spanish Castilian dubbing extracted from the 2005 DVD and not from the original theatrical release. Nearly 75 minutes of the Spanish Castilian dubbing (from the theatrical released) matched with the original Italian print (if you take away the 2 scenes that were shoot differently for the Spanish release). But they had the missing 12 minutes dubbing from the 2005 DVD. This was proved on a Spanish online series called Edici&oacute;n Especial Coleccionista, in a comparison between the VHS and DVD release of this film. See more »

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Toto & De Funes together
26 January 2004 | by pnapo2See all my reviews

"Un Coup Fumant" 1958 is the french title. The actor who dubs Toto in french version is Very Very bad. He has strong french southern (Marseille) accent. His voice is very unpleasant and I am french. it's so awfull.

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