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Love and Larceny (1960)

Il mattatore (original title)
Gerardo è un attore o almeno cerca di esserlo, ma il pubblico non è del suo parere. Così, per arrotondare gli introiti, aiuta l'amico Lallo in un suo "lavoretto". Questo gli costa però la ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gerardo Latini
Dorian Gray ...
Elena
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Annalisa Rauseo
Mario Carotenuto ...
Lallo Cortina
Alberto Bonucci ...
Gloria Patri
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General Benito Mesci
Luigi Pavese ...
L'industriale
Nando Bruno ...
Owner of big restaurant
Linda Sini ...
Laura, wife of Chinotto
Piera Arico
Aldo Bufi Landi ...
Un poliziotto (as Aldo Bufilandi)
Enrico Glori
Salvatore Cafiero
Mario Scaccia ...
Il gioielliere
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Sor Annibale
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Gerardo è un attore o almeno cerca di esserlo, ma il pubblico non è del suo parere. Così, per arrotondare gli introiti, aiuta l'amico Lallo in un suo "lavoretto". Questo gli costa però la prigione, dove incontra Chinotto e Gloria Patri. Uscito inizia, con l'opposizione di Annalisa che lo vuole sposare, una carriera come truffatore, dapprima in società con Chinotto e quindi con la bella Elena. Tutto sembra filare a gonfie vele, e le truffe divengono sempre più grosse e di successo. Ma a volte è destino che il ragno resti preso dalla stessa tela che tesse. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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The Hilarious Story of a Man With a Million Ideas...All of Them Delightfully Dishonest! See more »

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24 May 1961 (France)  »

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 31179 delivered on 3-2-1960. See more »

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great movie, one of the funniest -- where can I find a copy?
21 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vitorrio Gassman is brilliant as a con artist in this movie. As best as I can remember it (last time I saw it was in the early 70's in 16mm) there are about 6-8 separate scenarios in which he pulls various cons, all of which are hilarious. I've been searching for it in some form -- I'd even buy it in 16mm.

Unlike "The Easy Life" ("Il Sorpasso"), in which he plays a similar character and the movie is somewhat bittersweet, in "Love and Larceny" the mood is always outrageous as the scams become more and more daring. The plot itself is a flashback, gradually working its way up to the surprise ending in the present.


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