Un giorno in pretura

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A Day in Court
Un giorno in pretura.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Steno
Produced by Gianni Hecht Lucari
Written by Sandro Continenza
Lucio Fulci
Starring Peppino De Filippo, Silvana Pampanini, Alberto Sordi
Music by Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography Marco Scarpelli
Edited by Giuliana Attenni
Release date
  • 1954 (1954)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Un giorno in pretura (A Day in Court) is a 1954 Italian comedy film directed by Steno. It was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.[1] It starred Alberto Sordi and Sophia Loren.


An Italian court in Rome during the Fifties. All kinds of illegalities are brought to trial in front of Judge Lo Russo, well known for his inflexibility and severity in the administration of justice. Slowly he begins however to sympathize with the accused.

Alberto Sordi plays the role of Nando Moriconi, a Roman bully fascinated with America, who ends up in court being accused of public indecency after having his clothes stolen during a bath in Ciociaria.



  1. ^ "Italian Comedy - The State of Things". labiennale.org. Retrieved 1 August 2010. 

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