Gold Of Naples

  • 1954
  • 1 HR 14 MIN
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

By turns melancholy and very witty, in the beloved vignette format of the greatest Italian filmmakers. The stories include (two of the film's six episodes were cut before US release) "The Racketeer," in which pantomimist Toto outwits and undoes a bullying friend who has intruded into his home as a permanent guest. "Pizza on Credit" shows Loren as a cheating...read more

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By turns melancholy and very witty, in the beloved vignette format of the greatest Italian filmmakers. The stories include (two of the film's six episodes were cut before US release) "The Racketeer," in which pantomimist Toto outwits and undoes a bullying friend who has intruded into his

home as a permanent guest. "Pizza on Credit" shows Loren as a cheating wife who loses her wedding ring while trysting with Farnese, which causes husband Furia to become suspicious and necessitates a frantic search for the ring (returned by the lover at the last moment).

De Sica, the director, plays the lead role in "The Gambler," an inveterate gamester who has squandered away every dime his family ever had, but who continues to believe he is a grand sharper. In this, the best of the vignettes, De Sica has a marvelous scene playing cards with the young son of the

doorman where he resides, Piero Bilancioni, who wearily wins every hand, cleaning out the old man once again. In "Theresa," Silvana Mangano is an alluring prostitute who marries a mentally unbalanced young man and has to apply her own brand of psychology to straighten out their relationship.

Though the acting is generally above average here, GOLD OF NAPLES is not 14 karat, mostly because of the erratic story lines and the lack of logical transition between vignettes. This film marked one of Loren's earliest appearances. The segment with Loren as the pizza-maker's lusty spouse is very

close to the French movie, THE BAKER'S WIFE, but the scene of her walking is as classic as Monroe's in NIAGARA.

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