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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

Ieri oggi domani (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 17 March 1964 (USA)
Stories about three very different women and the men they attract.

Director:

Vittorio De Sica

Writers:

Eduardo De Filippo (story), Eduardo De Filippo (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Adelina Sbaratti / Anna Molteni / Mara
Marcello Mastroianni ... Carmine Sbaratti / Renzo / Augusto Rusconi
Aldo Giuffrè ... Pasquale Nardella (segment "Adelina")
Agostino Salvietti Agostino Salvietti ... Dr. Verace (segment "Adelina")
Lino Mattera Lino Mattera ... Amedeo Scapece (segment "Adelina")
Tecla Scarano Tecla Scarano ... Verace's sister (segment "Adelina")
Silvia Monelli Silvia Monelli ... Elivira Nardella (segment "Adelina")
Carlo Croccolo ... Auctioneer (segment "Adelina")
Pasquale Cennamo Pasquale Cennamo ... Chief Police (segment "Adelina")
Tonino Cianci Tonino Cianci ... (segment "Adelina") (as Antonio Cianci)
Armando Trovajoli ... Giorgio Ferrario (segment "Anna")
Tina Pica ... Grandmother Ferrario (segment "Mara")
Gianni Ridolfi ... Umberto (segment "Mara") (as Giovanni Ridolfi)
Gennaro Di Gregorio Gennaro Di Gregorio ... Grandfather (segment "Mara")
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Storyline

Three different stories of Italian social mores are presented. In "Adelina", unemployed Carmine Sbaratti and his wife Adelina Sbaratti survive through Adelina selling black market cigarettes on the street. They are unable to pay for the furniture they bought (which is under Adelina's name), but are able to avoid the bailiff when he comes for the money or to repossess. They come up with a longer term solution to avoid Adelina being prosecuted for non-payment, but that solution has a profound effect on the family, especially Carmine. In "Anna", Anna Molteni, the spoiled wife of a successful businessman, and an artist named Renzo are on the cusp of an affair. Anna is feeling neglected in the marriage, as her husband seems more concerned about success and money than her. But a car accident shows both Anna and Renzo if an affair with each other is really what they want. In "Mara", Mara is a prostitute who works out of her apartment. She befriends Umberto, a young man visiting his ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

They're in Love Three Times and Three Ways...In One Movie! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The amount of 50,780 Lire mentioned at the beginning of the film would equate to about $81.32 at the time or $663 in 2018. See more »

Goofs

The handle of Umberto's suitcase breaks when Augusto tries to take it from him. In the next shot the handle is intact again. See more »

Quotes

Carmine Sbaratti: He wanted Adelina Sbaratti? He can shove it!
Dr. Verace (segment "Adelina"): That's all you know, lewd gestures, threats. Where do you think that will get you? You're in a real fix and at your own hands!
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Edited into Marcello, una vita dolce (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Abat-jour (Salomé)
Composed by Robert Stolz, Bruno Cherubini
Lyrics by Ennio Neri
Sung by Henry Wright
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Interesting point in De Sica's career
5 December 2010 | by ehn1263See all my reviews

This very enjoyable film may be a let down for someone expecting the heights of De Sica's Neorealist masterpieces like The Bicycle Thief or Two Women. However it is very funny in parts and is pointedly critical of Italian society in the boom years of the 1960s. Also Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are absolutely stunning to watch.

For people interested in Italy it is a fascinating commentary on the country that can border on stereotype. Naples (De Sica's hometown) is warm and happy and filled with clever types ready to outwit the system and find their own way to happiness. Milan is cold, rich, and callous. Rome is dominated by the Catholic church and the State with plenty of hypocrisy and corruption. But De Sica finds some humor in all of this.

I found it a little too sentimental but well worth watching. I wish a better (undubbed) print were available. De Sica's career was given a boost by the success of the movie and he would continue to make more great films like The Garden of the Finzi-Contini's and the underrated A Brief Vacation that focus on the injustices of the State and the hardships faced by working people.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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