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The Passionate Thief

Risate di gioia
by Mario Monicelli1h461960Italy
The Passionate Thief

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On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs into an old acting acquaintance (Toto), who is helping a professional pickpocket (Ben Gazzara) steal from people during the hustle-bustle of New Year's Eve festivities. During the course of the evening, they have numerous crazy, humorous adventures all over Rome at different parties, restaurants, and even the Trevi fountain. Magnani's character (Tortorella) falls for Gazzara's character (Lello) without knowing what he's up to, while Toto tries to placate them both.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Titanus
    • Distributor : SND
    • Scenario : Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli
    • Photo Director : Leonida Barboni
    • Original Work Author : Alberto Moravia
    • Set Decoration : Piero Gherardi
    • Director : Mario Monicelli
    • Editing : Adriana Novelli
    • Sound Recorder : Mario Messina
    • Producer : Silvio Clementelli
    • Original Music : Lelio Luttazzi
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1960
    • French release date : 13 août 1962
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : Italian

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