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Jail Break (1961)

A cavallo della tigre (original title)
An inept thief wants to escape prison and return to his family, but two of his prison mates also want out.

Director:

Luigi Comencini

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (story) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (story) (as Scarpelli) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nino Manfredi ... Giacinto Rossi
Mario Adorf ... Mario Tagliabue
Valeria Moriconi Valeria Moriconi ... Ileana Rossi
Gian Maria Volontè ... Papaleo
Raymond Bussières ... Il Sorcio
Luciana Buzzanca Luciana Buzzanca ... Olga
Ferruccio De Ceresa Ferruccio De Ceresa ... Coppola
Vincenzo Fortunati Vincenzo Fortunati
Ferdinando Gerra Ferdinando Gerra
Franco Giacobini Franco Giacobini ... Medico del carcere
Franco Moruzzi Franco Moruzzi ... (as Franco Morici)
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Storyline

Giacinto Rossi è detenuto per simulazione di reato. Un giorno è trasferito in una cella dove altri tre detenuti stanno preparando un tentativo di evasione. Dovendo scontare solo pochi mesi di carcere, non vorrebbe essere coinvolto, ma è costretto dai compagni di cella a seguirli. La fuga riesce e, dopo rocambolesche vicende, Giacinto si rifugia con uno degli evasori su di una nave in demolizione. Vorrebbero emigrare clandestinamente, ma sono senza quattrini. Così Giacinto raggiunge la moglie che convive con un altro uomo, e da questo viene convinto che l'unica cosa da fare è ritornare in prigione. Inoltre, in questo modo, il nuovo convivente della donna intascherebbe la taglia di due milioni che pende sul capo dei due. Alla fine, gli evasi sono arrestati. Written by rosebud6

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1961 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A caballo del tigre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film 5, Titanus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 36240 delivered on 13-12-1961. See more »

Connections

Remade as Jailbreak (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Tiriralla di N.N.
By Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli and Piero Umiliani
Performed by Nini Rosso
Courtesy of Titanus
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Masterpiece!
12 October 2018 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

Of course I love Nino Manfredi, but Volonte I love him more (due to the roles after this film). But here Manfredi is the best of all the other actors (thanks to his generous role), followed by Mario Adorf. Luigi Comencini did a an extraordinary job with this movie. Manfredi is also singing a song, very impressive.


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