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Director  Mario Mattoli
Film series  The trilogy by Scarpetta
Language  Italian
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Country  Italy
Neapolitan Turk movie poster

Writer  Sandro Continenza, Italo De Tuddo, Ruggero Maccari, Mario Monicelli, Eduardo Scarpetta
Release date  1953 (1953)
Initial release  September 16, 1953 (Italy)
Music director  Pippo Barzizza, Tito Solesi
Cast  Totò (Felice Sciosciammocca), Isa Barzizza (Giulietta), Carlo Campanini (Don Pasquale), Aldo Giuffrè (Faina)
Similar movies  Toto movies, Movies about Italy, Comedies

Neapolitan Turk (Italian: Un turco napoletano) is a 1953 Italian 3D comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Totò.


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The film is based on a play by the famous Neapolitan writer Eduardo Scarpetta, father of Eduardo and Peppino De Filippo. The story is set in Naples and Sorrento in the second half of 1800. The thief Felice Sciosciammocca (the surname in Naples means "one who is always with her mouth open in astonishment"; Felice means "Happy") together with the bandit Faina ("Weasel") escapes from prison and meets with a eunuch Turkish that he should go to Sorrento for a service. Don Felice kidnaps him and steals his letter of recommendation to get into the house of the rich man who had been sent the Turkish, so that gains a bit 'of money for him and for his accomplice. The man who had called the Turkish is the rich grocer Don Pasquale, being jealous of his wife and young daughter, betrothed to Don Carluccio holding a dowry, is to host the Don Felice robes Turkish and immediately test some suspicion. In fact, the Turkish rather than look like a eunuch protector proves to be a great womanizer and causes the sympathy of all the girls in the country and the wrath of the young. Don Felice, forgetting appears Faina, have fun in monitoring the wife and daughter of Pasquale and Don Carluccio appears more and more restless by the net waste of his betrothed. In the days to follow Don Felice will be met with the Honourable Cocchetelli who had recommended the real Turkish to Don Pasquale, but can not reveal the truth because Don Felice surprised him with a girl who was not his wife. Is coming the day of the wedding and don Carluccio after an engagement party gone wrong, stormed into the house of Don Pasquale to beat him, but Don Felice intervenes and gives the marching orders to the bully who runs away scared. All thanks Don Felice, who reveals his identity and claims to have done all this misunderstanding consists of funny situations to entertain the audience watching him from a theater.


  • Totò as Felice Sciosciammocca
  • Ignazio Balsamo as Luigi
  • Isa Barzizza as Giulietta
  • Primarosa Battistella as Lisetta
  • Liana Billi as Giuliana
  • Carlo Campanini as Don Pasquale
  • Anna Campori as Concettella
  • Mario Castellani as L'onorevole Cocchetelli
  • Dino Curcio as Michele
  • Christiane Dury as Marion
  • Franca Faldini as Angelica
  • Amedeo Girardi as Ignazio
  • Aldo Giuffrè as Faina
  • References

    Neapolitan Turk Wikipedia
    Neapolitan Turk IMDb Neapolitan Turk