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The Taming of the Scoundrel (1980)

Il bisbetico domato (original title)
A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but actively driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city,... See full summary »

Directors:

Franco Castellano (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (as Pipolo)

Writers:

Franco Castellano (screenplay) (as Castellano), Giuseppe Moccia (screenplay) (as Pipolo)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriano Celentano ... Elia Codogno
Ornella Muti ... Lisa Silvestri
Edith Peters Edith Peters ... Mamie
Pippo Santonastaso Pippo Santonastaso ... Don Cirillo
Milly Carlucci ... Renata
Sandro Ghiani Sandro Ghiani ... Benzinaio
Nicola De Buono Nicola De Buono ... Vittorio
Vincenzo De Toma Vincenzo De Toma ... Contadino malato (as Enzo De Toma)
Jimmy il Fenomeno ... Campagnolo
Elena Mari Elena Mari
Angelo Mainardi Angelo Mainardi
Guido Spadea Guido Spadea ... Ragioniere
Marco Columbro Marco Columbro ... Guidatore del camioncino
Gianna Coletti Gianna Coletti ... Nipote di Mamie
Massimo Mirani Massimo Mirani
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Storyline

A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but actively driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city, ends up on his stoop after her car breaks down in the rain.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Solteirão Amansado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Capital Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The carpet on Lisa's "sick room" was fake. It was just painted on the floor to accomplish the stunt where Lisa's bed gets pulled out of the room with a tractor. See more »

Connections

Version of The Taming of the Shrew (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Innamorata, incavolata a vita
Performed by Adriano Celentano
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Omnipresent Irony
17 February 2005 | by p-playaSee all my reviews

Elia is a confirmed bachelor in the thirties, living with a housemaid in an Italian village. The film starts with men talking about Elia's unbearable character, and these statements are illustrated by him entering and insulting everybody who comes in his way. The housemaid finds women for Elia, but he always succeeds in chasing them away with his awfulness until on a rainy night beautiful Lisa knocks on the door...

Although this film is done with little expense, its obviously exaggerated character can be very amusing. Undoubtedly it is a matter of taste; either you love it or you hate it.


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