The Shortest Day

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The Shortest Day
Il giorno più corto.jpg
Directed bySergio Corbucci
Produced byGoffredo Lombardo
Written bySandro Continenza
Bruno Corbucci
Giovanni Grimaldi
StarringFranco Franchi
Ciccio Ingrassia
Music byPiero Piccioni
CinematographyEnzo Barboni
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Distributed byTitanus Films
Release date
Running time
95 minutes

The Shortest Day (Italian: Il giorno più corto) is a 1962 Italian comedy film. It is a parody of the war movie The Longest Day and stars the popular duo Ciccio Ingrassia and Franco Franchi in the leading roles. Dozens of other well-known actors, from both European and American cinema, agreed to appear in the movie in cameo roles for free to avert the bankruptcy of the production company, Titanus.[1][2][3]


Two Sicilians, Franco and Ciccio, are taken from a small town in Sicily and shipped out with a unit in the Italian army which has to fight the Austrian troops in World War I. Upon war's end, Franco and Ciccio, more clumsy than ever, return to Italy but find themselves out of work.



  1. ^ "Il giorno piu' corto". Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Il giorno più corto". Rai.
  3. ^ Alberto Anile. "Il giorno più corto - rassegna stampa". My Movies. Retrieved 22 November 2011.

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