Side Street Story

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Side Street Story
(Napoli milionaria)
Directed by Eduardo De Filippo
Produced by Eduardo De Filippo
Dino De Laurentiis
Written by Eduardo De Filippo
Arduino Maiuri
Piero Tellini
Starring Eduardo De Filippo
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography Aldo Tonti
Edited by Giuliana Attenni
Douglas Robertson
Lux Film
Release date
  • 1950 (1950)
Running time
102 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Side Street Story (Italian: Napoli milionaria [ˈnaːpoli miljoˈnaːrja], meaning "Millionaire Naples") is a 1950 Italian comedy film directed by Eduardo De Filippo. The film was entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


In Naples in 1942 people are in crisis due to the Second World War. Gennaro has a café and hopes that the family will help him in the work so that it can settle down. His wife is engaged in the Black Market to keep going and one thing leads to another. His son Amedeo, however, imagines revolutions and the redemption of the poor people. Peppe is killed in a tragic accident while being arrested during street violence an event which does not happen in the play. The family Gennaro mysteriously enters into crisis and among various adventures and other sad situations Pasquale enters the scene, a family member believed to be dead. The member is Pasquale was not in the original stage comedy but was a part written deliberately for the actor Toto.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Side Street Story". Retrieved 14 January 2009. 

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