Two Cents Worth of Hope

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Two Cents Worth of Hope
(Due Soldi di Speranza)
Two Cents Worth of Hope movie poster.jpg
Directed byRenato Castellani
Written byRenato Castellani
Titina De Filippo
Produced bySandro Ghenzi
StarringMaria Fiore
Vincenzo Musolino
CinematographyArturo Gallea
Music byAlessandro Cicognini
Nino Rota[1]
Distributed byLes Films Marceau (France)
Times Film Corporation (United States)
Release date
Running time
110 min.

Two Cents Worth of Hope (Italian: Due soldi di speranza) is a 1952 film directed by Renato Castellani. It is the third part of Castellani's Young Love trilogy, following Sotto il sole di Roma (1948) and È primavera...(1950).

It shared the Grand Prix prize with Othello at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.[3]


The story concerns the romance between Carmela (Fiore) and Antonio (Musolino). The ardor is one-sided at first, but Carmela is a determined young woman, willing to scale and conquer any obstacle in pursuing her heart's desire. Once he's "hooked," Antonio scurries from job to job to prove his financial viability. Faced with the hostility of their parents, Carmela and Antonio symbolically shed themselves of all responsibilities to others in a climactic act of stark-naked bravado.



  1. ^ Nino Rota: Filmography,, Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ Balaban, Betul. "COMEDY AND POVERTY: RENATO CASTELLANI'S DUE SOLDI DI SPERANZA". Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Two Cents Worth of Hope". Retrieved 2009-01-17.

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