The Overtaxed

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The Overtaxed
I Tartassati.jpg
Directed by Steno
Produced by C.E.I.
Written by Aldo Fabrizi
Roberto Gianviti
Vittorio Metz
Ruggero Maccari
Starring Totò
Louis de Funès
Aldo Fabrizi
Music by Piero Piccioni
Edited by Eraldo Da Roma
Release date
  • 29 July 1959 (1959-07-29) (France)
Running time
105 minutes; 89 (France)
Country Italy
Language Italian

I Tartassati is an Italian comedy film from 1959, directed by Stefano Vanzina, written by Aldo Fabrizi, starring Totò and Louis de Funès. The film is known under the titles The Overtaxed (English) and Fripouillard et Compagnie (French).


Mr. Pezzella (Toto) owns and operates a very well established luxury clothing store. He does not like and does not consider it right to pay taxes and therefore uses a tax consultant (Louis de Funès) to be able to evade more taxes. Unfortunately for the cavalier Pezzella the Guardia di Finanza decides to send an inspection, in the person of Marshal Topponi (Aldo Fabrizi) and Brigadier Bardi. They start attempts Pezzella (guided by the advice of dishonest and ineffective tax adviser) to get into dell'inossidabile marshal to try to bribe him, and sometimes openly declaring with excessive dose of servility. I will not clumsy attempts to marshal a few headaches, due to the intrusiveness and cialtroneria of Pezzella and then will backfire against those who had hatched. Topponi extends, finally, his survey report fiscal doom Pezzella to pay a huge fine. Not yet defeated, the knight decides Pezzella an extreme action, and adopt a ploy to steal the purse of the marshal with the report. But in the end, perhaps won by compassion for the troubles that the marshal would have disappeared because of the bag, and on the advice of a priest, Pezzella then returns the bag and return it. The Marshal and the rider can be found so after many vicissitudes friends and even-laws: in fact, the clumsy attempts by Pezzella of Topponi had allowed the merchant's son to know the daughter of the marshal.



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