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The Gold of Naples (1954)

L'oro di Napoli (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 11 February 1957 (USA)
A portrait of the people, the defects and the peculiarities of Naples in six different vignettes.

Director:

Vittorio De Sica

Writers:

Giuseppe Marotta (story), Cesare Zavattini (adapted for the screen by) | 3 more credits »
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Silvana Mangano ... Teresa (segment "Teresa")
Sophia Loren ... Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Eduardo De Filippo ... Don Ersilio Miccio (segment "Il professore")
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Don Peppino - il vedovo (segment "Pizze a credito")
Erno Crisa ... Don Nicola (segment "Teresa")
Totò ... Don Saverio Petrillo (segment "Il guappo")
Lianella Carell Lianella Carell ... Carolina Petrillo (segment "Il guappo")
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Rosario - marito di Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Tina Pica ... Old woman (segment "Il professore")
Alberto Farnese Alberto Farnese ... Alfredo - l'amante di Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Tecla Scarano Tecla Scarano ... Un amico di Peppino (segment "Pizze a credito")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierino Bilancioni Pierino Bilancioni ... Il piccolo Gennarino (segment "I giocatori")
Lars Borgström Lars Borgström ... Federico - the Doorkeeper (segment "I giocatori") (as L. Borgoström)
Gianni Crosio Gianni Crosio ... Alfonso Maria di Sant'Agata dei Fornai (segment "Il professore")
Nino Imparato Nino Imparato ... Gennaro (segment "Il professore")
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Storyline

Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Neapolitan episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) losing her husband's ring ; the funeral of a child ; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid ; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute ; the "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller". Written by Yepok

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Taglines:

A quartet of Neapolitan tales - four captivating stories - wry, delightful and dramatic with that special humor and temperament and that enduring zest for life that characterizes these volatile people... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 February 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gold of Naples See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The segment on the funeral of a dead child was deleted from all release versions, and the short segment on the Professor only appeared in the original Italian version. The time for the remaining four episodes was 107 minutes. See more »

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masterpiece
16 January 2004 | by madrig80See all my reviews

It is not easy to find a movie like this, that makes you laugh and think at the same time. It is like a trip not to Italy, but to the most precious souls and minds of the people of Naples, the real "gold" of this city. A forgotten masterpiece, with exceptional performances by Toto', Sofia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.


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