Tag Archives: Nino Manfredi

Italian Secret Service (1968) Luigi Comencini, Nino Manfredi, Françoise Prévost, Clive Revill, Comedy

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Durante la seconda guerra mondiale Natalino, col nome in codice di Cappellone, salva la vita ad un agente britannico, Harrison. Venti anni dopo quando si trova in cattive acque, Natalino accetta da Harrison di compiere un’ultima missione contro i nazisti: uccidere uno di loro dietro compenso di 100.000 dollari. Ma i tempi sono cambiati e Natalino non se la sente più di uccidere, così passa l’incarico a Ottone che a sua volta lo cede all’avvocato Ramirez che a sua volta… e così via. Con tanti passaggi sembra che l’incarico non debba venir eseguito. Ma un’auto con un morto carbonizzato risolve tutto. Natalino vola a Londra, seguito dai suoi complici, per reclamare il pagamento e qua scopre che il morto era incinta… E il vero nazista che fine ha fatto? Ed era veramente un nazista?
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El verdugo / The Executioner (1963) Luis García Berlanga, Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Isbert, Drama, Comedy

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The history starts with the main character (an old executioner in the Spain of early 60’s) approaching retirement age. As his profession is not exactly what you could call “popular”, he (a very gentle and nice man, caring, and proud of traditions) begins to worry about who might take his place when he retires. He has a daughter, but, unfortunately, she seems doomed to perpetual “spinsterhood”: as soon as any prospective groom learns about her dad and her dad’s “trade”, he runs away from her, scared. A sad life… However, a new character enters: the local undertaker, a handsome and young man who has exactly the same problem… No girl wants him given his profession. So, you have the woman whom almost nobody would marry and the man whom almost nobody would marry. Obviously, they are meant for each other. But here the old executioner has something to say: He does not object to her daughter marrying the young undertaker; he seems a decent man, and all that…
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Straziami, ma di baci saziami / Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses (1968) Dino Risi, Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Pamela Tiffin, Comedy

Straziami, ma di baci saziami AKA Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses (1968)
A romance between a young woman factory worker and a barber is stopped when her parents raise protests over her relationship with the man. When rumors of the romance run rampant in the small town, she leaves for Rome. She takes a job as an assistant to a deaf-mute tailor and eventually accepts his proposal of marriage. The barber attempts suicide and is hospitalized. His depression is cured when he wins the lottery and he travels to Rome to reclaim his old love. They rekindle their romance and plan the demise of her husband by planting a bomb in the stove….
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