The Miser (1990 film)

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The Miser
Directed byTonino Cervi
Produced byTonino Cervi
Written byRodolfo Sonego, Cesare Frugoni, Alberto Sordi, Tonino Cervi (from Molière's play)
StarringAlberto Sordi
Laura Antonelli
Miguel Bosè
Christopher Lee
Carlo Croccolo
Music byPiero Piccioni
CinematographyArmando Nannuzzi, Enrico Appetito
Edited byNino Baragli
Release date
  • 1990 (1990)
Running time
120 min

The Miser (Italian: L'avaro) is a 1990 Italian comedy film directed by Tonino Cervi.[1] It is a loose adaptation of Molière's comedy The Miser.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

The rich and miserly Don Arpagone lives his days following precise patterns and commanding his servants and sons. He wants to marry a rich girl named Marianna, but is loved by the boy Valerio, without Arpagone knowing. As if that were not enough, Arpagone, in addition to wanting the inheritance of the new bride, intends to marry his daughter with a rich noble to earn more money.
Don Arpagone also has a chest full of gold coins, which he jealously guards because he fears that everybody wants to steal it, including the servants and children in his family. Just when one day Arpagone drops his guard, his young friend Valerio steals the cash coins to marry his beautiful lover ...



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I Film. Gremese Editore, 2001. ISBN 8884400856.
  2. ^ Vittorio Spiga (8 April 1990). "L'avaro: Recensione". Il Resto del Carlino.

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