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Count Max (1957)

Il conte Max (original title)
Alberto, a newspaper man, tries a one-time shot of living the good life with the help of his penniless mentor.

Director:

Giorgio Bianchi

Writers:

Amleto Palermi (story), Ruggero Maccari (screenplay) (as R. Maccari) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alberto Sordi ... Alberto Boccetti
Vittorio De Sica ... Conte Max Orsini Varaldo
Anne Vernon ... Baroness Elena di Villombrosa
Susana Canales ... Lauretta Campo (as Susanna Canales)
Tina Pica ... La zia
Juan Calvo ... Lo zio Giovanni
Jacinto San Emeterio ... Don Juan de Figueroa (as Jacinto Sam Emeterio)
Diletta D'Andrea Diletta D'Andrea ... Pucci - sorella di Elena
Mino Doro Mino Doro ... Maj. Guido Amadori
Piero Stucchi Piero Stucchi ... Giovanni Sampieri - 'Meme'
Antonella Florio Antonella Florio ... Patrizia
Alberto Craig Alberto Craig ... Stefano (as Albert Graig)
Edy Biagetti Edy Biagetti ... Gianluca (as Edoardo Biagetti)
Nani Colombo Nani Colombo ... Nené (as Nany Colombo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carleton Varney Carleton Varney ... Party guest and dancer
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Storyline

Alberto is a newspaper vendor in Roma fascinated by the local high society. His secret dream is to be part of it or at least socialize with that people he can only watch on the newspapers he sells. When Alberto befriends with an aristocratic older man, 'Il Conte Max', fallen into disgrace, his dreams seem to be realized. In fact Max starts to teach him the right manners and social habit to enter high society world. Through this, unexpectedly, Alberto succeeds to have a relationship with a young baroness! But the more he goes on, the more he starts understanding it is better to stay within is previous world. Written by 1felco

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 November 1957 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

El conde Max See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship certificate # 24684 delivered on 27-7-1957. See more »

Connections

Remade as Il conte Max (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Com'e gentil
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini
(from the comic opera "Don Pasquale")
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31 July 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

This little gem of a film is about a Roman newspaper vendor (Alberto Sordi) who enters the world of the rich for a brief time only to be disappointed that he is a fish out of water. Vittorio De Sica plays his penniless mentor. This is a remake of the 1937 "Il signor Max" in which Sordi's role was played by then matinee idol De Sica. Director Giorgio Bianchi has given us a fine sophisticated little comedy which almost lives up to the original.


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