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What Scoundrels Men Are! (1932)

Gli uomini, che mascalzoni... (original title)
Bruno, a young Milanese driver, falls in love with Mariuccia, dependent on a perfumery. Wanting to impress her, he shows up for their first date, in his employer's car.

Director:

Mario Camerini

Writers:

Mario Camerini (story), Aldo De Benedetti (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lia Franca ... Mariuccia
Vittorio De Sica ... Bruno
Cesare Zoppetti Cesare Zoppetti ... Tadino
Aldo Moschino Aldo Moschino ... Count Piazzi
Carola Lotti Carola Lotti ... Gina (as Pia Lotti)
Anna D'Adria Anna D'Adria ... Letizia
Gemma Schirato Gemma Schirato ... Widow
Maria Montesano Maria Montesano ... Candies woman
María Denis ... (uncredited)
Tino Erler Tino Erler ... Mario Castelli (uncredited)
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Bruno, a young Milanese driver, falls in love with Mariuccia, dependent on a perfumery. Wanting to impress her, he shows up for their first date, in his employer's car.

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Trivia

Director Mario Camerini feared that Vittorio de Sica was too thin for the part. In romantic scenes, the director had de Sica place wads of cotton in his cheeks so they wouldn't look so sallow. De Sica later recounted that when he was speaking his lines, tiny strands of white cotton would slip out of his mouth. See more »

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Soundtracks

Parlami d'amore Mariù
(uncredited)
Music by Cesare A. Bixio
Lyrics by Ennio Neri and Dardanell - Dix Dennie
Performed by Vittorio De Sica and Zarah Leander
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An italian classic
30 July 1999 | by janus-12See all my reviews

In this movie we can find the best of italian movie-makers of 30's (the age of "telefoni bianchi", the "white phones", in relation to comedies in which Wh.-Ph. were often used): Camerini as director, Vittorio De Sica, who worked as actor but years after will be one of the most relevant directors in the world, Bixio & Cherubini who wrote one classic song of italian music "Parlami d'amore Mariù" ("Mary, speak about love to me"). The plot is easy, the scenario is in an old Milan, but... seeing this movie means going back in years in which... love was the most important thing.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 December 1933 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Kyllä miehet ovat roistoja See more »

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1.37 : 1
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