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An ambitious Italian attorney has his flight delayed in Los Angeles. The vapid lawyer goes to some parties with some Italians living there and has a brief affair with a beautiful Italian expatriate.

Director:

Franco Rossi

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Pier Maria Pasinetti (story) (as P. M. Pasinetti), Franco Rossi (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Vittorio Ciocchetti
Annie Girardot ... Gabriella
Renato Salvatori ... Mario Scarpelli
Susan Spafford Susan Spafford ... Kathleen Flanagan (as Susan Mueller)
Isabella Albonico Isabella Albonico ... Isabella
Joan Houseman Joan Houseman
Len Lesser ... Lelio Marpicati
Howard Koch Howard Koch ... (as Peter Howard)
Fred Catania Fred Catania ... Al
Max Showalter ... Paul Prescott (as Casey Adams)
Peter Opp Peter Opp
Graziella Granata Graziella Granata
Loredana Nusciak ... (as Loredana Cappelletti)
M. Brigham M. Brigham
Billie Scheibner Billie Scheibner
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An ambitious Italian attorney has his flight delayed in Los Angeles. The vapid lawyer goes to some parties with some Italians living there and has a brief affair with a beautiful Italian expatriate.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 February 1964 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Füst See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Vittorio: You'll never get anywhere with people when you enter their house through the kitchen.
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Exceptional film
3 March 2002 | by MassimolazioSee all my reviews

Amazing Italian film directed by the great Franco Rossi. He was able to show, with a great style and costume satire, a day spent in Los Angeles by an Italian visitor accidentally there for 24 hours while waiting for his visa. Brilliantly acted by a superb cast that includes Enrico Maria Salerno, Renato Salvatori and Annie Girardot and beautifully shot in a sumptuous black and white, this masterpiece of a film still remains after forty years since it was made, the perfect portrait of the city of LA and some of the residents. No movie has ever showed the Los Angeles life in such a funny, romantic, nostalgic way. It is a rare, unique film. Do not miss it, if you can find it!


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