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Lo scopone scientifico (1972)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 30 October 1973 (Portugal)
Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

Director:

Luigi Comencini

Writer:

Rodolfo Sonego (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Sordi ... Peppino
Silvana Mangano ... Antonia
Joseph Cotten ... George
Bette Davis ... The Millionairess
Mario Carotenuto Mario Carotenuto ... The 'Professor'
Domenico Modugno ... Righetto
Antonella Di Maggio Antonella Di Maggio ... Cleopatra
Daniele Dublino
Luciana Lehar Luciana Lehar ... Jolanda, Peppino's sister
Franca Scagnetti Franca Scagnetti ... Pasqualina
Luciano Martana Luciano Martana
Aristide Caporale Aristide Caporale
Alfredo Capri Alfredo Capri
Goffredo Pistoni Goffredo Pistoni
Leonardo Pantaleo Leonardo Pantaleo
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Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

30 October 1973 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

The Scopone Game See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bette Davis was in the midst of a three-week vacation at the health spa La Costa in Carlsbad, California when she received the script. On twenty-four-hour notice she flew to Rome for filming. It wasn't until the first day of shooting she learned the dialogue was to be recorded in Italian. See more »

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bitter comedy
16 July 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Bette Davis. and Alberto Sordi. Silvana Mangano . and James Coltrane. and a game with profound implications. one of films who impress first for the cast. than, for the Italian art of bitter comedy. so, an adventure. about dream to become rich. than, for the a character who could not have better interpreter except Bette Davis. because her presence , her voice, her gestures are the pieces who transforms a comedy in a social manifesto. the old economic difference North - South, the different perception about important thing, the fears of each - so different but, in fact, the same. Silvana Mangano as the Meridional wife who leads the house, who impose new step to his husband, making plans and imposing rules. the final is the most inspired solution to a crisis who is only reflection of so many dreams.


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