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L'ombra nera del Vesuvio
Two families of the neapolitan camorra fight for the power.
In the year 2030 mankind has regressed to ape form. In order to explain this, a scientist shows a 20th century film about a Roman couple in a society gone mad slightly more than usual to his audience....
Andrea, a forty-year old engineer, suddenly becomes unemployed while his wife France gets a promotion. He is very down hearted and since he does not want to be a burden to his family he takes the plac...
Bonnie and Clyde Italian Style
Two stupid lowlifes are "forced" into a life of violent crime on the streets of Italy. What follows is a mocking takeoff of the American crime classic "Bonnie and Clyde."
Bud Spencer plays Banana Joe, a brawny yet friendly man who lives in a small rainforest village called Amantido with a huge number of his own children and regularly delivers bananas to a South America...
Quando la coppia scoppia
A woman takes advantage of the fact that her husband allowed himself to be praised for divorce to demand immediate separation.
Dio li fa poi li accoppia
At carnival, a girl disguised as a devil seduces the parish priest of a village. She becomes pregnant, but the priest can not support his intention to abort and drag her to court.
An Ideal Adventure
Patrizia, journalist of a weekly Roman, tired of not being given just consideration by its director Eugenio Zafferi, just to be able to get a job worthy of his talent, decides to launch a challenge to...
Flatfoot in Egypt
Inspector Rizzo and Marshal Caputo go to Egypt and look for Professor Cerullo, who is missing.
Lorenzo is the mayor of a small town. One evening, returning home, surprised the well-known playboy Ghigo Buccilli who tries to seduce his beautiful wife. Enraged, he threatens the two with a gun, and...
A factory worker known for his tough attitude and for fighting for workers' rights starts losing credibility when friends and co-workers see him helping a young gay man.
Dr. Jekyll Likes Them Hot
A lusty young woman decides to use her sexual powers to "tame" the evil and murderous Dr. Jekyll.
Flatfoot in Africa
Inspector Rizzo in Napoli gets a message from a policeman from South Africa who wants to meet him. Immediately before this meeting the south African policeman is killed. Dying he shows Rizzo a picture...
Annalisa is married to Marco, a journalist too busy with her career, who neglects her even though she loves him deeply. He therefore decides to find another husband, the university professor Antonio, ...
The owner of the palace, Prince Prospero Dell'Orso, and his electrician, Romolo Colasanti, were both killed when they were shocked by an electrical current. There is an accident that turns out to be a...
Three Tigers Against Three Tigers
Don Cimbolano - a priest in a small town. Oscar - a offender escaped from prison. Philip - attorney loser. They don't lose heart and find ways out of the most incredible situations.
Italy is Rotten
Two Sicilian's, Peppe Truzzoliti and Antonio Mancuso, decide, after a misadventure with some mafia drug dealers, to leave the cold and racist Turin to return to their native land. Along for the ride w...
Bruno Fioretti, known as "Mandrake", is an inveterate gambler who never misses a day at the horse racing track in Rome. He is doubly unlucky: he bets too much on one horse, and his wife is sleeping wi...
The Terror with Cross-Eyes
To gain fame quickly, Mino, Giacinto and Mirella stage a fake murder and then plan to find the body at the most opportune moment. Mirella's apartment is the location of a real murder when a young woma...
The Migratory Bird
Andrea Pomeraro, a history teacher, has an affair with a student who then blackmails him. Attempting to retrieve the incriminating photos, he accidentally becomes the head of the student revolt and en...
Bertone is a moderately honest homicide cop. Unfortunately, the court system is so inept and corrupt that many more-or-less honest policemen have begun taking the law into their own hands. Between his...
No One Will Notice You're Naked
Rosario Trapanese is determined to show he is not the typical old-fashion Sicilian. When his firm sends him to Denmark, a more sexual liberated nation than Italy, he immediately adopts the Danish "fre...
Cose di Cosa Nostra
A young man unwantedly gets caught up in an international gang war in this humorous crime farce!
How to Kill 400 Duponts
Dorellik, an Italian contract killer that lives on the French Riviera, accepts a job to kill everyone with the surname Dupont that lives in France for a rich customer which supposedly would allow him...
Caprice Italian Style
The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.
Heroes of the West
Two stage robbers impersonate the heirs to a gold mine but end up defending the families they intended to rip-off.
Four episodes: a traveler is enticed by train per bet; a professional wants to be alone with a woman he likes; a lawyer becomes the lover of an adversary; a man discovers his wife's infidelity after t...
I moschettieri del mare
Italian adventure movie directed by Steno.
During the WWII Italians and English take and retake a village between the Albanian and Greek borders. It happens so often that not only do they use the same hotel as their headquarters, but also they...
The marquis Galeazzo di Torre Alta is murdered by a mysterious killer who calls himself Diabolicus. His heirs are his three brothers and a sister, but all of them, with the exception of Monsignor Anto...
Totò, Peppino and... the Sweet Life
Antonio goes to Rome to represent his fellow peasants, to request a highway that will be built in their region. But the guy is mastered by 'la dolce vita' and wastes the money entrusted to him for his...
Two bumbling actors get wrapped up in a scheme to murder a rich man's wife.
La ragazza di mille mesi
A fashion designer rents his villa to a woman before leaving to go abroad. The daughter of the woman is forced to pretend to be handicapped in a dark conspiracy aimed to prevent the man from leaving.
We Like It Cold
A farcical account of the happenings in Rome in 1943 when the allied army and the partisans fight the nazis.
Un militare e mezzo
Letto a tre piazze
Antonio married Amalia and went to fight in Russia during World War II. Since he didn't return Amalia thought he was dead, so she married another man. Many year after the war end, Antonio returned. Am...
Uncle Was A Vampire
Baron Osvaldo Lambertenghi is forced to sell his ancestral castle, staying on as a bellboy when it's converted into a hotel. However he becomes vampirized when his mysterious uncle comes to stay.
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 ha...
Toto in Madrid
When the swindler La Spada and his accomplice José come out of jail in Madrid, they decide to pull a really great swindle: nothing less than to discover and sell a third picture of the famous Goya's M...
Mia nonna poliziotto
Maid, Thief and Guard
Otello, an amateur thief, tries a burglary on New Year Eve but he finds the maid Adalgisa in the supposedly empty house. Adalgisa likes Otello who, all things considered, is a good guy, unlike Amerigo...
Totò nella Luna
America wants to send a rocket to the moon. A group of advanced extraterrestrials, represented on screen by a pair of animated Mr. Peepers eyes, do not want primitive humans poking around in space and...
Susanna tutta panna
A young woman gets closely watched by her jealous fiance while she is trying to deliver cakes to customers' houses.
Female Three Times
The Russian women's basketball team faces to the American team for the championship of the world, in Rome. Upon arriving at the 'Eternal City', the Russian athletes find ways to evade the strict surve...
A Day in Court
Magistrate (Judge) Del Russo presides over four cases brough before him during a period of one day. "Adultery in 16mm" focus on Elena who brings her salesman husband to court on charges of abandonment...
An American in Rome
Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in the early '50s Roma. He is completely crazy for everything that comes from the States. He tries to speak American-English (the most funny ever), to wear lik...
Man, Beast, and Virtue
Paolino is having an affair with Assunta Perella while her husband, Captain Perella, is away. Disaster strikes when Assunta becomes pregnant just as her husband suddenly returns. In order to avoid his...
Toto and the Women
Antonio Scaparro (Toto) is obsessed for women. He invents his own way to hide from them - in the attic of his house.
Totó in color
'Totò a colori' was the first Italian movie to be shot with a colour film, but the sensitivity was very low (6 asa!) so the actors had to act under a very strong lighting and high temperature.
Appointment for Murder
Anema e core
Toto and the King of Rome
Cops and Robbers
Esposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him tha...