Tag Archives: Totò

Steno – I tartassati AKA Fripouillard et Cie AKA The Overtaxed (1959)

Since the IRS has ordered new taxes, all traders in the village are tormented. Only Torquato Pezzella, a wealthy merchant of rain does not give in to despair general. To escape the contributions it has offered a tax advisor, the very respectable Curto Hector, who is in reality an ignorant on the subject. Still, Pezzella that has so far managed to avoid the taxes through the valuable advice of his new partner. Until one day an inspector of the brigade versatile, the formidable Topponi Fabio decides to check himself the accounting of this individual who is enriched by eye and does not report to the state. The note is difficult to digest; home Pezzella owes more than fifteen million in contributions. However, an unexpected event will upset all the data … Read More »

Fernando Cerchio – Totò contro il pirata nero AKA Totò vs. the Black Pirate (1964)

Jose is a thief and, to escape the guards chasing him, hides in a barrel. But it so happens that this barrel will be placed on board a pirate ship, commanded by the notorious Black Pirate.
José is discovered and accepted among the pirates, and even appointed officer after the fight with a Spanish vessel. But when the pirates attack the castle of the Spanish governor, Jose helps Isabella, the daughter of the governor, and thus defies the Black Pirate. Things seem to go wrong. Read More »

Vittorio De Sica – L’oro di Napoli AKA The Gold of Naples (1954)

Synopsis
A tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing her husband’s ring ; the funeral of a dead child ; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid ; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute ; the “professor” Ersilio Micci, a “wisdom seller”. Read More »

Steno – I tartassati AKA Fripouillard et Compagnie AKA The Overtaxed (1959) (HD)

Mr. Pezzella (Toto) owns and operates a luxury clothing store very well established. By its nature, but does not like and does not consider it right to pay taxes and therefore uses a tax consultant (Louis de Funès) to be able to evade more calmly. Unfortunately for the cavalier Pezzella the Guardia di Finanza decides to send an inspection, in the person of Marshal Topponi (Aldo Fabrizi) and Brigadier Bardi. They start attempts Pezzella (guided by the advice of dishonest and ineffective tax advisor) to get into dell’inossidabile marshal to try to bribe him, and sometimes openly declaring with excessive dose of servility. Read More »

Amleto Palermi – L’allegro fantasma AKA The Happy Ghost (1941)

The nobleman Pantaleo of Santa Paola has deceased recently, but in the preamble to his will is read his confession in which he declares to have had, in his youth, an affair with a circus horsewoman from which were born two twin sons.
The search for these twins will bring the notary Pensabene and their cousins heirs, Rosa, Lilli e Titti, to fortuitously find Nicolino, the first of the twins. The search will continue with other hilarious adventures that will see the figure of Toto alternating with several phantasmagorical characters, surrounded by a family that wants to undermine their safety in order to collect the money of Pantaleo’s inheritance. Read More »

Mario Mattoli – Totò al giro d’Italia AKA Totò does the Giro d’Italia (1948)

Totò Al Giro D’Italia is about the 1948 edition of the Giro d’Italia, in which Professor Totò sells his soul to the devil in order to win the love of the bella Doriana. She agrees to marry him only if he can win the national bicycle race, calculating that this is an impossibility, but one stage after another he defeats all great cycling champions of that time (Coppi, Bartali, Schotte, Kubler, Bobet, Magni, et al). Read More »

Fernando Cerchio – Totò e Cleopatra (1963)

PLOT SYNOPSIS:
Returning from Egypt where he was bewitched by Cleopatra, Mark Antony is sequestrated by his wife, who sends a double (Totonno, a slave trader) to the Pyramids. Read More »