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Love and Larceny (1960)

Il mattatore (original title)
Gerardo, an aspiring actor, trying unsuccessfully to cross over from comedy to tragedy, is involved, due to his ability to mimic dialects of Italy, in a scam concocted by Lallo against a rich cloth-merchant.

Director:

Dino Risi

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (story) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (story) (as Scarpelli) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio Gassman ... Gerardo Latini
Dorian Gray ... Elena
Anna Maria Ferrero ... Annalisa Rauseo
Mario Carotenuto Mario Carotenuto ... Lallo Cortina
Alberto Bonucci Alberto Bonucci ... Gloria Patri
Fosco Giachetti ... General Mesci
Luigi Pavese Luigi Pavese ... L'industriale
Nando Bruno Nando Bruno ... Owner of big restaurant
Linda Sini ... Laura, wife of Chinotto
Piera Arico Piera Arico
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi ... Un poliziotto (as Aldo Bufilandi)
Enrico Glori
Salvatore Cafiero Salvatore Cafiero
Mario Scaccia ... Il gioielliere
Fanfulla ... Sor Annibale
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Gerardo, an aspiring actor, trying unsuccessfully to cross over from comedy to tragedy, is involved, due to his ability to mimic dialects of Italy, in a scam concocted by Lallo against a rich cloth-merchant.

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It explores the virtues...and vices...of both! See more »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 31179 delivered on 3-2-1960. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ettore Scola on 'Il Sorpasso' (2014) See more »

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Memories of a retiree Italian slicker!!!
17 July 2020 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

I recently have been watched a lot of Italian comedies, more I watch more I like, quite simple, they are witty, the partnership Gassman and Dino Risi were of an unparalleled quality, assigned by their writers as Sergio Pugliese, Ettore Scola among others who supplied fuels it needs to boost their natural gifts, Il Mattatore Gassman plays Gerardo Latini an already retiree slicker after his forced marriage with the eye candy Elena (Dorian Gray) when a crook tries fool him, he debonairly tells him his adventures when used to cheating, deceiving in smallest details, also his mentor and complicit, for Latin moral standards is very plausible and usual, a slight crude an amoral characters, but who cares anyway, indeed the picture has a priceless acting by the unmatched Vitorio Gassman, actually we cross our fingers for the crooks, seems crazy at first look but wasn't, it's an unharmful farce, very widespread in those time, laugh one's head off with a striking closing!!

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First watch: 2020 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 8


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 May 1961 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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