The Gold of Naples

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L'Oro di Napoli
L'orodiNapoli.jpg
Poster
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis
Marcello Girosi
Carlo Ponti
Written by Giuseppe Marotta (novel)
Vittorio De Sica
Starring Silvana Mangano
Sophia Loren
Paolo Stoppa
Totò
Music by Alessandro Cicognini
Cinematography Carlo Montuori
Edited by Eraldo Da Roma
Distributed by Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica, Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) 11 February 1957 (USA)
Running time 131 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Gold of Naples (Italian: L'oro di Napoli) is a 1954 Italian anthology film directed by Vittorio De Sica. It was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film is a tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Neapolitan episodes: a clown exploited by a hoodlum; an inconsistent pizza seller (Loren) losing her husband's ring; the funeral of a child; the impoverished inveterate gambler Count Prospero B. being reduced to force his concierge's preteen kid to play cards with him (and regularly being defeated); the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute; the exploits of "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller" who "solves problems".

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Gold of Naples". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 

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