Toto in Color

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Toto in Color
Totò a colori.jpg
Directed by Steno
Produced by Giovanni Amati
Dino De Laurentiis
Carlo Ponti
Written by Steno
Age & Scarpelli
Starring Totò
Music by Felice Montagnini
Cinematography Tonino Delli Colli
Edited by Mario Bonotti
Distributed by Filmauro Home Video
Release date
Running time
95 min
Country Italy
Language Italian

Toto in Color (Italian: Totò a colori) is a 1952 Italian film, and was the first Italian color film shot with the Ferraniacolor system. The film was directed by Steno (Stefano Vanzina) and starred the comic actor Totò (Antonio de Curtis). Totò a colori is widely regarded as Totò's masterpiece.[1] He appears in a chase scene where he hides from his pursuers by disguising himself as a wooden marionette on stage. Once the show is over, his body collapses just like a dead puppet.


Antonio Scannagatti is a failed musician who seeks fortune of Naples in Italy. No one understands the talent of Anthony, considered by all to be deluded that should do well to work hard if he wants to earn a living. But Antonio does not give up and sends a letter to a company of entrepreneurs important in Milan to be known throughout Italy. Meanwhile, Antonio waiting for a reply from Milan, it combines all the colors, because that undermines the daughter of a corrupt warlord of Naples and ends up accidentally in a circle of homosexual artists...



  1. ^ The Little Black Book: Movies. Cassell Illustrated, London. ISBN 978-1-84403-604-2

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