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Toto, Peppino and the Fanatics (1958)

Totò, Peppino e le fanatiche (original title)
The psychiatric clinic medical director, runs some tests on two patients, the Ragionier Antonio Vignanelli and Cavalier Peppino Caprioli, so they have to get back some memories of family life, in order to understand their mental illness.

Director:

Mario Mattoli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Totò ... Ragionier Antonio Vignanelli
Peppino De Filippo ... Cavalier Peppino Caprioli
Johnny Dorelli ... Carlo Caprioli
Alessandra Panaro ... Vignanelli's Daughter
Mario Riva Mario Riva ... Caprioli's Boss
Aroldo Tieri Aroldo Tieri ... The Psychiatric Medical Director
Diana Dei Diana Dei ... The Wife of Caprioli's Boss
Peppino De Martino Peppino De Martino ... Giovanni
Rosalia Maggio Rosalia Maggio ... Anita
Nadia Bianchi Nadia Bianchi ... Marietta
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Man Cousin of Giovanni
Fanfulla ... Giacinti
Elena Borgo Elena Borgo ... Ada
Benedetta Rutili Benedetta Rutili ... Woman Cousin of Giovanni
Enzo Garinei Enzo Garinei ... The Journalist
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The psychiatric clinic medical director, runs some tests on two patients, the Ragionier Antonio Vignanelli and Cavalier Peppino Caprioli, so they have to get back some memories of family life, in order to understand their mental illness.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 August 1958 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Toto, Peppino and the Fanatics See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 27041 delivered on 13-6-1958. See more »

Soundtracks

Torero
Sung by Renato Carosone
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TOTO', PEPPINO E LE FANATICHE (Mario Mattoli, 1958) **1/2
28 June 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

As with many films of its era, this is a satire on the Italian "boom" and the nth pairing of its star duo - which generally made for an assured pleasant diversion. Toto' and Peppino are henpecked husbands who are driven off the wall by their respective families' obsession with progress and end up in an asylum, giving way to various amusing flashbacks to their domestic and professional mishaps. The film's last third is devoted to a gala night, highlighting popular musical talent of the period; actually, crooner/actor Johnny Dorelli is featured as the secondary lead (playing Peppino's son) - who, naturally, falls for Toto''s daughter...


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