Miracle in Milan

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Miracle in Milan

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Miracle in Milan

Release Date: February 08, 1951

Year    :   1951
Slogan    :   «An impudent, riotous laugh on the lives and morals of our day!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Produzioni De Sica, ENIC
Director    :   Vittorio De Sica
Producers    :   Vittorio De Sica, Umberto Scarpelli, Roberto Moretti, Carmine Bologna, Nino Misiano, Elmo De Sica
Writers    :   Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Cesare Zavattini, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Mario Chiari, Adolfo Franci
RunTime    :   97 mins.

Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto leaves the orphanage a happy young man, and looks for work in post-war Milan. He ends up with the homeless and organizes them to build a shanty town in a vacant lot. The squatters discover oil in the land and Toto sees a vision of the old woman who gives him a magic dove that will grant him anything he wishes.

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