Febbre da cavallo

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Febbre da cavallo
Febbre da cavallo.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Steno
Produced by Roberto Infascelli
Written by Alfredo Giannetti
Massimo Patrizi
Enrico Vanzina
Starring Gigi Proietti
Enrico Montesano
Francesco De Rosa
Mario Carotenuto
Catherine Spaak
Adolfo Celi
Music by Franco Bixio
Fabio Frizzi
Cinematography Emilio Loffredo
Edited by Raimondo Crociani
Release date
  • 1976 (1976)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Febbre da cavallo is a 1976 Italian comedy film directed by Steno and starring Gigi Proietti.[1] It was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.[2]


Bruno Fioretti, known as "Mandrake", is an inveterate gambler who never misses a day at the horse racing track in Rome. He is always at the track together with his friends Armando Pellicci, known as "Er Pomata" cause his use of hair gel, and Felice. They always bet on the wrong horses and they always end up being penniless.



In the opening credits, Gigi Proietti is credited as Luigi Proietti, his full name. The actor has also stated that following Ghost Whisperer to film, he feared he would really take up the habit of gambling.[3]

In the scene of whisky Vat69 spot the actor who plays the director (Fernando Cerulli) is voiced by Steno, while the driver without a license is voiced by Mario Lombardini.[4]


The sequel was filmed in 2002, Febbre da cavallo - La mandrakata directed by Carlo Vanzina (son of Steno, whose real name was Stefano Vanzina), again starring Gigi Proietti.


  1. ^ "New York Times: Febbre da cavallo". NY Times. Retrieved 31 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Italian Comedy - The State of Things". labiennale.org. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Template:Cita TV
  4. ^ "Enrico Vanzina ci racconta una curiosità su "Febbre da cavallo"". davinotti.com. 

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