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The Widower (1959)

Il vedovo (original title)
Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities, but whose factory (producing lifts and elevators) teeters perennially on the brink of ... See full summary »

Director:

Dino Risi

Writers:

Fabio Carpi (screenplay), Fabio Carpi (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Sordi ... Alberto Nardi
Franca Valeri Franca Valeri ... Elvira Almiraghi
Livio Lorenzon Livio Lorenzon ... Stucchi
Nando Bruno Nando Bruno ... Zio Armando
Ruggero Marchi Ruggero Marchi ... Carlo Fenoglio
Gastone Bettanini Gastone Bettanini
Mario Passante ... Comm. Lambertoni
Enzo Petito Enzo Petito ... Fritzmayer
Nanda Primavera Nanda Primavera ... Italia, Gioia's mother
Rosita Pisano Rosita Pisano ... Nardi's employee
Alberto Rabagliati Alberto Rabagliati ... Himself
Mario Cianfanelli Mario Cianfanelli
Carlo Di Maggio Carlo Di Maggio
Ignazio Dolce Ignazio Dolce ... (as Ignazio Doci)
Consalvo Flirt Consalvo Flirt ... (as Consalvo Flirt)
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Storyline

Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities, but whose factory (producing lifts and elevators) teeters perennially on the brink of catastrophe. Alberto is married to a rich and successful businesswoman from Milan, Elvira Almiraghi (Franca Valeri) who has a no-nonsense attitude and barely tolerates the attempts of her husband to keep his factory afloat with her money. (Wikipedia) Written by Simone Randazzo

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 November 1959 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Witwer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cino del Duca, Paneuropa See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Super film!
23 November 2017 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

Another great film of the great Alberto Sordi, another great film directed by Dino Risi. Franca Valeri and Alberto Sordi, they are a strange couple, wife and husband, which... but, watch the movie! You'll discover how great Alberto was plus you'll discover many other great Italian actors. Franca Valeri is exceptional as Elvira Almiraghi, the rich wife. The beautiful Leonora Ruffo is the mistress of Alberto "Cretinetti" Nardi, the character of Sordi.


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