The Overcoat (1952 film)

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Il Cappotto
The Overcoat (1952 film) poster.jpg
original theatrical release poster
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Produced by Enzo Curreli
Written by Alberto Lattuada
Giorgio Prosperi
Giordano Corsi
Enzo Curreli
Luigi Malerba
Leonardo Sinisgalli
Cesare Zavattini
Starring Renato Rascel
Yvonne Sanson
Giulio Stival
Antonella Lualdi
Music by Felice Lattuada
Cinematography Mario Montuori A.I.C.
Edited by Eraldo Da Roma
Faro Film
Distributed by Titanus
Release date
  • 3 October 1952 (1952-10-03)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Overcoat (Italian: Il Cappotto) is a 1952 Italian fantasy-drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada. It stars Renato Rascel and is a modern-day version, set in Italy, of the same-named 1842 short tale by Nikolai Gogol. The director's sister, Bianca Lattuada, was one of the production managers and his father, Felice Lattuada, composed the music.[1][2]


The story of an impoverished city-hall clerk, Carmine De Carmine, whose only desire is to own a new overcoat.[3]



Renato Rascel receives the Nastro d'Argento in 1953 for The Overcoat

Special Nastro d'Argento to Renato Rascel for the creation of the leading character. The film premiered at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.[4]


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