The Overcoat

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The Overcoat

The Overcoat

Release Date: October 03, 1952

Year    :   1952
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Genres    :   Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Titanus, Faro Film
Director    :   Alberto Lattuada
Producers    :   Enzo Curreli, Antonio Ansaldo-Patti
Writers    :   Cesare Zavattini, Alberto Lattuada, Giorgio Prosperi, Nikolai Gogol, Luigi Malerba, Enzo Curreli, Leonardo Sinisgalli, Giordano Corsi
RunTime    :   101 mins.

The classic Nicolas Gogal fable The Overcoat is given a European flavor by Italian filmmaker Alberto Lattuada; some consider the film to be Lattuada's best "psychological study." Comedian Renato Rascel plays a nebbishy nobody who spends his life-savings on a fancy overcoat. Suddenly, the nobody becomes a somebody, proving beyond doubt that clothes make the man. And then one day, the overcoat is stolen...Fleshing out the short-but-bittersweet Gogol original are several colorful new characters, including a publicity-hungry small-town mayor, played by Giulio Stival. The background music was composed by director Lattuada's wife Felice. American prints of Il Cappato are missing a so-called "naughty" telephone exchange between the mayor and his silken mistress.

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