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Totò d'Arabia (1965)

Toto, a former Italian military service who works as a servant at the British Intelligence Service, is promoted to secret agent with the name of Agent 00Ø8 in order to convince the ruler of Shamara, Sheikh Ali El Buzur, to yield oil to UK.

Director:

José Antonio de la Loma (as Antonio Della Loma)

Writers:

Bruno Corbucci (story) (as Corbucci), Giovanni Grimaldi (story) (as Grimaldi) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Totò ... Totò
Nieves Navarro ... Doris
George Rigaud ... Sir Bains (as Georges Rigaud)
Fernando Sancho ... Ali el Buzur
José Luis López Vázquez ... Paco
Mario Castellani Mario Castellani ... El agente americano
Luis Cuenca Luis Cuenca ... El Kasser
Monika Kolpek Monika Kolpek ... La Rossa
Asunción Vitoria Asunción Vitoria ... Olga
Gustavo Re ... Sir Turner
Frank Oliveras Frank Oliveras
Víctor Israel ... Boris
Felipe Valdez Felipe Valdez ... (as Felipe Valdes)
Juan Manuel Simón Juan Manuel Simón
Antonio Iranzo ... Ivan
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Storyline

Toto, a former Italian military service who works as a servant at the British Intelligence Service, is promoted to secret agent with the name of Agent 00Ø8 in order to convince the ruler of Shamara, Sheikh Ali El Buzur, to yield oil to UK.

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

18 February 1965 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Totò of Arabia See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 44671 delivered on 3-2-1965. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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A very weak story with few worthy puns
12 August 2007 | by vernettoSee all my reviews

besides absolute masterpieces, such as "I due Marescialli", unfortunately Toto was involved in a conspicuous series of B movies with a very weak and absurd plot. Toto' d'Arabia is not the worse of them, but honestly I have managed to watch it to the end only because I am a big fan of Toto. Toto perform at his best only in a Neapolitan context, where his mimics puns and gestures belong to his cultural background; his best partners are themselves Neapolitan or Roman, such as Peppino De Filippo and Aldo Fabrizi. In the middle of British Secret Services, or dubious Turks and Arabs, he is simply a freak, an oddity, unable to recite from his heart. Too bad that his wonderful talent has been too often squandered this way.


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