|Directed by||Eduardo De Filippo|
|Written by||Federico Fellini
Eduardo De Filippo
|Music by||Nino Rota|
|Edited by||Leo Cattozzo|
- Giulietta Masina: Nanda Diotallevi, aka 'Fortunella'
- Alberto Sordi: Peppino
- Paul Douglas: Professor Golfiero Paganica
- Eduardo De Filippo: Head of the Theater Company
- Piera Arico: Katya
- Nando Bruno: The American
- Guido Celano: The Doorman
- Carlo Dapporto: The Actor
- Carlo Delle Piane: Riccardino
- Enrico Glori: The Gambler
- Franca Marzi: Amelia
- Mimmo Poli: Orso Bruno
- Aldo Silvani: Guidobaldi
The film's score, composed by Nino Rota, notably contains three memorable motifs, two of which would be reused in Rota's most famous film compositions: La Dolce Vita (1960) and The Godfather (1972). Another prominent motif had already been used in another Rota composition, Il Bidone (1955).
At the 45th Academy Awards, Nino Rota's score for The Godfather was removed at the last minute from the list of nominees for Best Original Score when it was discovered that the melody in "Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)" had previously been used in Fortunella.
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