The Gold of Naples (L’Oro di Napoli)

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Showings

Castro Theatre Sat, Sep 26, 2015 2:00 PM
Film Info
Country:Italy
Year:1954
Running Time:138 minutes
Language:Italian
English subtitles
Director:Vittorio De Sica
Producer:Dino De Laurentiis
Carlo Ponti
Screenwriter:Cesare Zavattini
Vittorio De Sica
Giuseppe Marotta
Cinematographer:Carlo Montuori
Editor:Eraldo Da Roma
Cast:Silvana Mangano
Sophia Loren
Eduardo De Filippo
Paolo Stoppa
Toto

Description

A personal tribute to Naples where director De Sica spent his first years: L’oro di Napoli , taken by the omonimous books by Giuseppe Marotta, is a collection of six Neapolitan episodes: a clown exploited by a hoodlum; an unfaithful pizza seller (Loren) losing her husband's ring; the funeral of a child; the impoverished inveterate gambler Count Prospero B. being reduced to force his concierge's preteen kid to play cards with him (and regularly being defeated); the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute; the exploits of "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller" who "solves problems.