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Down with Misery (1945)

Abbasso la miseria! (original title)
The two drivers Giovanni and Gaetano are friends. Gaetano, bold and ruthless, thrives in the black market, while Giovanni, who is a naive and fundamentally honest worker from the North of ... See full summary »

Director:

Gennaro Righelli

Writers:

Mario Monicelli (screenplay), Nicola Fausto Neroni (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Magnani ... Nannina Straselli
Nino Besozzi Nino Besozzi ... Giovanni Straselli, suo marito
Virgilio Riento Virgilio Riento ... Gaetano Schioppa
Marisa Vernati Marisa Vernati ... Caterina Schippa, sua moglie
Vito Annichiarico Vito Annichiarico ... Nello Esposito (as Vito Chiari)
Sandro Ruffini ... Porzio Ray
Lauro Gazzolo Lauro Gazzolo ... Il commandattore Trombetti
Aldo Silvani Aldo Silvani ... Il compagno di cella
Vittorio Mottini Vittorio Mottini ... Il padre di Nello
Checco Durante Checco Durante ... Il fattorino del radiogrammofono
Giuseppe Pierozzi Giuseppe Pierozzi ... Giorgio
Mara Lopez Mara Lopez ... La figlia del commendattore
Dina Romano Dina Romano ... La sorella di Gaetano
Claudio Ermelli ... Il guardia di Finanza
Felice Romano Felice Romano ... L'altra guardia
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Storyline

The two drivers Giovanni and Gaetano are friends. Gaetano, bold and ruthless, thrives in the black market, while Giovanni, who is a naive and fundamentally honest worker from the North of Italy, cannot get any profit and his wife, an energetic and talkative Roman woman, can't help blaming him for his poor business skills. Returning from a trip to Naples, he brings home a little hungry orphan, Nello. At first Giovanni's wife doesn't want the boy, but then she begins to like him. The little boy does whatever he can to help the family. Nello's father, who everybody thought to have died during the war, finds his little son and, being a rich business man, he employs the good and generous Giovanni. Meanwhile the former friend Gaetano is caught by the police and convicted for his illegal trades. Written by manutwo

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 December 1945 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Abaixo a Tristeza See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Domus Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in We, the Women (1953) See more »

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Performed by Anna Magnani
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