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The Treasure of San Gennaro (1966)

Operazione San Gennaro (original title)
An American gangster in Italy enlists a local gang to help him steal the treasure of Naples' patron saint.


Dino Risi


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Complete credited cast:
Nino Manfredi ... Armandino Girasole / Dudu
Senta Berger ... Maggie
Mario Adorf ... Sciascillo
Harry Guardino ... Jack
Pinuccio Ardia ... The Baron
Vittoria Crispo Vittoria Crispo ... Mamma assunta
Giovanni Drudi Giovanni Drudi ... Cardinal Aloisio
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Gang Member
Ugo Fangareggi Ugo Fangareggi ... Captain Agonia
Jean Louis Jean Louis
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... A Captain
Ralf Wolter Ralf Wolter ... Frank
Claudine Auger ... Concettina
Totò ... Don Vincenzo, the Phenomenon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enzo Cannavale Enzo Cannavale ... Gaetano


An American gangster in Italy enlists a local gang to help him steal the treasure of Naples' patron saint.

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saint | italy | gang | heist | indigestion | See All (39) »


They planned a crime so perfect that only a miracle could stop it. And did. See more »


Comedy | Crime


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Italy | France | West Germany



Release Date:

26 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Concettina: You don't love me anymore. If you did, you'd give me a slap in the face.
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Ma Pecché
Sung by Iva Zanicchi
Published on disks Ri-Fi by Edizione A.B.C.
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Out of Time
3 June 2018 | by jeanlouisreginaldSee all my reviews

No offense. I did not find it entertaining. I recognized no parentage to the modern comedy nor the modern heist movie. Mediocre acting, no comedic timing, light on facial expressions, badly dubbed, and no subtitles.

If you watched the movie without audio, you wouldn't be able to tell what genre it is. However, one may be able to appreciate it for it's intrinsic value if you take into consideration the limitations of the industry then, movie tropes and conventions of the time, historical context and have familiarity with Neapolitan culture from other sources. Because instead of being a lighthearted and faithful representation of Neapolitan culture it represents the state of Italian filmmaking of the time.

In short, a relic. destined to remain in it's time capsule. Inaccessible without Italian fluency, barely comprehensible if you don-t have familiarity with Neapolitan language as some of the humour relies on it. This movie is to be taken out as an object of study

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