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Don Camillo: Monsignor

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Country  Italy
Director  Carmine Gallone
Language  Italian
Don Camillo: Monsignor movie poster
Writer  Giovannino Guareschi, Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Carmine Gallone
Release date  1961 (1961)

Don Camillo: Monsignor is a 1961 French-Italian comedy film directed by Carmine Gallone, starring Fernandel and Gino Cervi. The French title is Don Camillo Monseigneur and the Italian title is Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo. It was the fourth of five films featuring Fernandel as the Italian priest Don Camillo and his struggles with Giuseppe 'Peppone' Bottazzi, the communist mayor of their rural town. In Monsignor, Don Camillo has become a bishop and Peppone a senator.

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Don Camillo: Monsignor movie scenes Sensible Words on Male Priesthood

Plot summary

In Brescello, Don Camillo and Peppone decide to leave for Rome, after another tremendous fight. Don Camillo become monsignor, while Peppone honorable in the parliament of Deputies at Montecitorio. However the two have a pure and provincial spirit, not suitable to the cruelty of the city, and so they come back soon in their small town in the Po valley. While Don Camillo is planning, a betrayal, a wedding in a Catholic ceremony for the son of Peppone, the mayor tries to deceive the priest with a lucky win on the lottery. Don Camillo then responds with a proposed deal on the sale of a gas station. Since Peppone, being a Communist, can not deal with money, while he had won the lottery, decides to hide the ticket. Don Camillo unmasks him, and the two return to fight, while they are spreading once again to Rome.

Cast

  • Fernandel as Don Camillo
  • Gino Cervi as Giuseppe 'Peppone' Bottazzi
  • Leda Gloria as Maria Botazzi, Peppone's wife
  • Gina Rovere as Gisella Marasca
  • Valeria Ciangottini as Rosetta Grotti
  • Saro Urzì as Brusco, the mayor
  • Marco Tulli as Smilzo
  • Andrea Checchi as the Roman Communist representative
  • Emma Gramatica as Desolina, the old lady
  • Karl Zoff as Walter "Lenine" Botazzi, Peppone's son
  • Ruggero De Daninos as a monsignore
  • Carlo Taranto as Marasca, Gisella's husband
  • Armando Bandini as Don Carlino
  • Giuseppe Porelli as Doctor Galluzzi
  • Andrea Scotti as the leader of the "Athletic Youth"
  • References

    Don Camillo: Monsignor Wikipedia


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