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The Overcoat (1952)

Il cappotto (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 7 October 1953 (USA)
Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »

Director:

Alberto Lattuada

Writers:

Alberto Lattuada (adaptation), Giorgio Prosperi (adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renato Rascel ... Carmine De Carmine
Yvonne Sanson ... Caterina
Giulio Stival Giulio Stival ... Il sindaco
Ettore Mattia Ettore Mattia ... Il segretario generale
Giulio Calì Giulio Calì ... Il sarto
Olinto Cristina Olinto Cristina
Anna Carena ... L'affittacamere (as Anna Maria Carena)
Sandro Somarè Sandro Somarè ... Il fidanzato di Vittoria
Luigi Moneta Luigi Moneta
Silvio Bagolini Silvio Bagolini ... Il venditore ambulante
Dina Perbellini Dina Perbellini
Loris Gizzi Loris Gizzi
Mario Crippa Mario Crippa
Alfredo Ragusa Alfredo Ragusa
Nino Marchetti Nino Marchetti ... (as Nino Marchetti)
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Storyline

Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose only desire is for a new overcoat. The town Mayor (Giulio Stival) is planning a reception for some visiting VIP's in honor of a new, wasteful piece of construction. The clerk bungles his assignment and is fired. But he stumbles onto some bribery concerning the architects and, to keep him quiet, he's given his job back plus a bonus. He buys his long-cherished overcoat, and it makes him so presentable he wins newly-found respect from everybody. But his coat is stolen and the bitter weather causes him to contact a fever and he dies. His funeral upsets the Mayor's reception when he returns as a ghost. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Introducing: A lovable little man with a big comic talent. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Overcoat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Faro Film, Titanus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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