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Ballata da un miliardo (1967)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Danton ... Big Joe Martin
Gianna Serra Gianna Serra ... Monica Di Stefano
Jacques Herlin
Aldo Berti
Paul Muller
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi
Kitty Swan ... Valeria
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ... (as Fyodor Shalyapin)
Carlo Pisacane
Umberto Spadaro Umberto Spadaro
Nino Vingelli
Clara Bron Clara Bron
Maria Pia Conte
Alfredo Marchetti Alfredo Marchetti
Renato Terra Renato Terra ... (as Renato Terra Caizi)
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 March 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Win a Billion... and Get Away with It See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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goofy Italian crime farce, with Ray Danton in great form!
2 November 2004 | by django-1See all my reviews

The title of the English language TV print I watched of this film is HOW TO WIN A BILLION...AND GET AWAY WITH IT. Imagine a cross between THE GANG THAT COULDN'T SHOOT STRAIGHT and OCEAN'S ELEVEN, if it had starred the Bowery Boys instead of the Rat Pack, and maybe you'll have some idea about this goofy 60s Italian crime farce. Ray Danton plays both an aging crime boss AND his playboy-wannabe son, and he's very funny in both roles. And thankfully Danton himself--a man with a fine voice--dubs both voices. This is lowbrow comedy on a Franco and Ciccio or Bowery Boys level, and what holds the film together is the charm and wit of Ray Danton, spoofing the tough-guy roles he played in so many earlier films. No great analysis is needed of a film such as this--if you want a dubbed Italian slapstick crime comedy starring a fine American tough-guy actor who did a number of good films during his European sojourn, then you'll want to find a copy of this obscure film. My copy was taped off a UHF station in the 1980's. Why there isn't a cable network specializing in European genre films, I don't know, but until there is, I wouldn't hold my breath expecting to see this on television.


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