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Ghosts, Italian Style (1967)

Questi fantasmi (original title)
Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually... See full summary »

Director:

Renato Castellani

Writers:

Eduardo De Filippo (play), Renato Castellani (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Maria Lojacono
Vittorio Gassman ... Pasquale Lojacono
Mario Adorf ... Alfredo Mariano
Aldo Giuffrè ... Raffaele
Margaret Lee ... Sayonara
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... The Scotsman (as Francis De Woolfe)
Francesco Tensi Francesco Tensi ... Professor Santanna
Augusta Merola Augusta Merola ... Anna
Piera Degli Esposti
Giovanni Tarallo Giovanni Tarallo
Nietta Zocchi Nietta Zocchi
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi
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Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually it's Maria's lover, a very rich man, who showers her with presents. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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If you were a ghost in Sophia's house you wouldn't stay in the attic either.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 50430 delivered on 14-12-1967. See more »

Alternate Versions

This film was made in two languages, Italian and English. In the English version, onscreen signs and writing are in English instead of Italian, and the main cast speak their lines in English. See more »

Connections

References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Vent'anni
Performed by Lucio Dalla
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Spaghetti-screwball, with too many of its screws loose...
5 June 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Sophia Loren and gaunt, wide-eyed Vittorio Gassman play a destitute married couple whose luck seems to change when Gassman is offered free room and board in an empty, dusty mansion which supposedly houses a ghost. He doesn't tell his wife the history of the spooky place, and she doesn't tell him about a smitten former lover of hers who has moved into an upstairs room, hoping to steal her from her husband. Marital mix-up offers comic misunderstandings, some funny moments, and several beautiful shots of La Loren (although her auburn hair seems to get darker as the film progresses). The half-English/half-dubbed look of the picture is pretty shoddy, and the entire third act (which skips ahead in time, defying all logic and credulity) is nearly crippled by Gassman's over-acting (the biggest mystery is why Sophia married him in the first place). Still, there's a cute in-joke in the final tag, and enough modest laughs throughout to keep the silly circumstances lurching along. **1/2 from ****


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 December 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Best House in Naples See more »

Filming Locations:

Cinecitta, Rome, Italy See more »

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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