The Gold of Naples

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

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


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 unfaithful pizza seller (Loren) losing her wedding ring; the funeral of a child; the impoverished inveterate gambler Count Prospero B. being reduced to force his doorman's preteen kid to play cards with him (and losing regularly); the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute; the exploits of "professor" Ersilio Miccio, a "wisdom seller" who "solves problems".


Segment Teresa[edit]

Segment Pizze a credito[edit]

Segment Il professore[edit]

Segment Il guappo[edit]


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

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