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The Career of a Chambermaid (1976)

Telefoni bianchi (original title)
The film tells a story of a young chambermaid from Venice who is a fan of Italian "Telefoni bianchi" cinema of the fascist era. She decides to follow her dream and goes to Rome, hoping to become an actress.

Director:

Dino Risi

Writers:

Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Agostina Belli ... Marcella Valmarin aka Alba Doris
Cochi Ponzoni Cochi Ponzoni ... Roberto Trevisan
Maurizio Arena ... Luciani
William Berger ... Franz
Lino Toffolo ... Gondrano Rossi
Vittorio Gassman ... Franco Denza
Ugo Tognazzi ... Adelmo
Paolo Baroni Paolo Baroni ... Gabriellino
Carla Terlizzi Carla Terlizzi
Dino Baldazzi Dino Baldazzi ... Benito Mussolini
Eleonora Morana ... Marcella's Mother
Marcello Fusco Marcello Fusco
Laura Trotter ... Loretta Mari
Enrico Marciani Enrico Marciani ... Bisanti
Giovanni Brusadori Giovanni Brusadori ... The bespectacled Partisan (as Giovanni Brusateri)
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The film tells a story of a young chambermaid from Venice who is a fan of Italian "Telefoni bianchi" cinema of the fascist era. She decides to follow her dream and goes to Rome, hoping to become an actress.

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Comedy

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 February 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Career of a Chambermaid See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dean Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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A quintessential Italian comedy
2 July 2000 | by CDuriniSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in probably 12 years, but if I remember well, it relates the story of a poor Italian girl who wants to be an actress and has to sleep left and right to get there. She even ends up being the mistress of "Il Duce" (Mussolini).

In any case, it's a very funny movie with the beautiful Agostina Belli in the title role, and memorable vignettes with Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi. If you like broad Italian comedy, you'll like this movie.


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