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Il boom ()


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During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family.

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Giovanni Alberti
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Silvia Alberti
Elena Nicolai ...
Mrs. Bausetti
Ettore Geri ...
Mr. Bausetti
Mariolina Bovo ...
Mrs. Faravalli
Gloria Cervi ...
Mrs. Baratti
Sandra Verani ...
Mrs. Dronazzi
Sandro Merli ...
Dronazzi
Antonio Mambretti ...
Faravalli
Alceo Barnabei ...
Baratti
Ugo Silvestri ...
Gardinazzi
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Secretary
Federico Giordano ...
Silvia's father
Franco Abbina ...
Assistant occulist
Matelda Scotti ...
Riccardo's wife
Silvio Battistini ...
Riccardo
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Occulist
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Neighbour
Mario Cipparone ...
Client
Gino Pasquarelli ...
Director
Vittorio Casella ...
Secretary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosetta Biondi ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Angelo Casadei ...
Man in the queue (uncredited)
Felicita Tranchina ...
Giovanni's mother (uncredited)
Alfredo Zambuto ...
Servant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Vittorio De Sica

Written by

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Cesare Zavattini ... ()

Produced by

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Dino De Laurentiis ... producer

Music by

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Piero Piccioni

Cinematography by

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Armando Nannuzzi

Film Editing by

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Adriana Novelli

Editorial Department

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Marisa Letti ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Ezio Frigerio

Set Decoration by

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Emilio D'Andria

Costume Design by

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Lucilla Mussini

Makeup Department

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Guglielmo Bonotti ... makeup artist
Elda Magnanti ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Alfredo De Laurentiis ... unit production manager
Gaetano Marzachi ... production supervisor
Giorgio Morra ... production manager

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Luisa Alessandri ... assistant director
Giuseppe Menegatti ... assistant director

Art Department

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Gabriele D'Angelo ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Biagio Fiorelli ... sound technician

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alfredo Celli ... chief electrician
Claudio Cirillo ... camera operator
Emidio Cirillo ... assistant camera
Franco Solitario ... key grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Angela Sammaciccia ... costume assistant

Music Department

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Billy Vaughn ... conductor

Other crew

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Pilade Collaveri ... production secretary
Carla Fierro ... script supervisor
Raffaello Forti ... administrator
Crew believed to be complete

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Taglines The Unseen Film by Vittorio De Sica See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Boom (World-wide, English title)
  • El especulador (Spain)
  • Negócio à Italiana (Portugal)
  • Szemet szemért (Hungary)
  • El especulador (Chile)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia Though released in Italy in 1963, the film was denied distribution in U.S. theaters until 2017. See more »
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