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Signori si nasce (1960)

Baron Zazà, always broke due his dissolute lifestyle, decides to con a hefty sum of money out of his wealthy but greedy brother.

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Mario Mattoli
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Totò ... Ottone Degli Ulivi, detto Zazà
Peppino De Filippo ... Pio Degli Ulivi
Delia Scala ... Patrizia
Riccardo Garrone ... Enzo
Lidia Martora Lidia Martora ... Luisa
Luigi Pavese Luigi Pavese ... Bernasconi
Angela Luce ... Prassede
Dori Dorika Dori Dorika ... Adelina Maniglia
Nico Pepe Nico Pepe ... Binotti
Liana Orfei ... Titì
Carlo Croccolo ... Battista
Vera Nandi Vera Nandi
Gino Buzzanca Gino Buzzanca
Salvo Libassi Salvo Libassi
Edgardo Biagini Edgardo Biagini
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Baron Zazà, always broke due his dissolute lifestyle, decides to con a hefty sum of money out of his wealthy but greedy brother.

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In 2001 Carlo Croccolo directed a stage remake of the movie. He also starred as Zazà instead of waiter Battista. See more »

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Featured in Totò Story (1968) See more »

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Signori si nasce (Nobleness is by birth): This is indisputably a masterpiece, from Italian comedy prospect.
24 December 2017 | by JAP_EMAILSee all my reviews

This is indisputably a masterpiece, from Italian comedy prospect. Not easy to grasp (even with subtitles) for non Italian-spoken persons. The main theme recals that of the famous Poem by Aesop, The Ant and The Cricket: Two brothers live opposite lives, one being an extreme economizer and sober family man (Peppino/Pio), while the other just a big spender and pleasure-seeker (Totò/Zazà). The latter also boasts about a supposed nobleness whenever creditors complain about his debts and often he gets away with it this way. With his greed for money and sex, Zazà gets accidentally involved in the production of a stage revue; not having money of his own he tries to involve his rich brother into the business, just to please a young dancing-girl he's fond of. The plot gets all the more entangled as new characters get into the picture all along, because of various misunderstandings. Every single line of this movie gives Totò the chance of cracking jockes, one after the other ... I've seen it quite a few times, and it always makes me cry with laughter (regardless of age and fashions). Once again, to his side we find one of the best of Totò's "stooges": the great Peppino DeFilippo (brother of the "monster" Eduardo). Being a comedy the muddle will eventually untangle, and all the characters will end up happy ever after.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 February 1961 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Az Úr a pokolban is Úr See more »

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2.35 : 1
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