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Side Street Story (1950)

Napoli milionaria (original title)
Approved | | Comedy | 4 July 1954 (USA)
A combination of a satire on war and a comedy with war as the background. It tells of the ordinary people living on a Naples sidestreet, from 1940 to 1950 under the dominance of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Eduardo De Filippo

Writers:

Eduardo De Filippo (play), Eduardo De Filippo (screenplay & dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo De Filippo ... Gennaro Iovine
Leda Gloria Leda Gloria ... Amalia, la moglie di Gennaro
Delia Scala ... Maria Rosaria Iovine, la figlia di Gennaro
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Amedeo Iovine figlio di Gennaro (as Gianni Glori)
Totò ... Pasquale Miele
Titina De Filippo Titina De Filippo ... Adelaide
Carlo Ninchi ... Il brigadiere di Ps
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... Il rosticciere
Laura Gore Laura Gore ... La moglie del ragionier Spasiani
Mario Soldati ... Il ragioner Spasiani
Aldo Giuffrè ... Federico
Carlo Mazzoni Carlo Mazzoni ... Il sergente americano
Michael Tor Michael Tor ... L'ufficiale americano
Aldo Tonti Aldo Tonti
Pietro Carloni Pietro Carloni ... Un soldato americano
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A combination of a satire on war and a comedy with war as the background. It tells of the ordinary people living on a Naples sidestreet, from 1940 to 1950 under the dominance of the Fascists, the Nazis and then the Allies occupation forces. Primary among the citizens is Gennaro Iovine (Eduard De Filippo)who has a penchant for innocently getting into trouble, and his friend Pasquale (Toto.) The latter is a rail-sweeper who becomes a professional stand-in...a corpse used to conceal contraband...serving jail time for those who don't care to spend the time to do the time...a substitute at a political rally when violence threatens the scheduled speaker. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 July 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Side Street Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Magnificent!
23 November 1999 | by carloiSee all my reviews

This is the greatest play by the Great Italian playwright, director and author Edoardo de Filippo. It combines drama, humour, the description of post-war Naples and the dynamics of a family in a unique and masterful way. To see Edoardo in person on stage was always a major treat. This movie is a fitting tribute to one of Italy's national treasures.


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