The Emperor of Capri

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L'imperatore di Capri
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Produced by Carlo Ponti
Written by Luigi Comencini (dialogue)
Gino De Santis (story)
Starring Totò
Music by Felice Montagnini
Cinematography Giuseppe Caracciolo
Edited by Otello Colangeli
Distributed by Lux Film
Release date
16 December 1949
Running time
90 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

L'imperatore di Capri or The Emperor of Capri is a 1949 Italian comedy film directed by Luigi Comencini.

Plot summary[edit]

Sonia, a beautiful gold digger, mistakes Antonio, a waiter in a Neapolitan hotel, for the Arab prince Bey of Agapur and makes an appointment with him for the following day in Capri. Antonio goes there behind his wife and mother in law's back. Due to a lucky series of circumstances he really does becomes the prince of the island.


The plot is a familiar one, involving mistaken identity, close shaves, and an affair with a beautiful woman. Forced to pose as a visiting Indian prince, Toto does his best to carry off the deception while visiting the island of Capri. This time, he must contend with the amorous advances of two well-proportioned ladies, played by Yvonne Sanson and Marisa Merlini


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