Bread, Love and Dreams

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The middle-aged marshal Antonio Carotenuto (Vittorio De Sica) is sent to a remote (fictional) Italian mountain village named Sagliena, to assume his new mandate. The marshal is anxious to marry, and when he knows the young Maria “Frisky” De Ritis (Gina... read more

The middle-aged marshal Antonio Carotenuto (Vittorio De Sica) is sent to a remote (fictional) Italian mountain village named Sagliena, to assume his new mandate. The marshal is anxious to marry, and when he knows the young Maria “Frisky” De Ritis (Gina Lollobrigida) he selects her as his bride. Unfortunately Frisky is already secretly in love with Antonio’s shy subordinate Roberto Risso. In the meantime Annarella (Marisa Merlini), the midwife, starts demonstrating his love to Antonio, but she’s hiding a secret…

Original Release

12/22/1953

Cast

Vittorio De Sica Maresciallo Carotenuto
Gina Lollobrigida La Bersagliera
Marisa Merlini Anna Mirziato
Tina Pica Caramella
Maria Pia Casilio Paoletta
Roberto Risso Carabiniere Stelluti
Memmo Carotenuto Carabiniere Baiocchi
Gigi Reder Ricuccio
Nino Vingelli Venditore ambulante
Ada Colangeli Una comare intrigante
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Luigi Comencini

Writers

Luigi Comencini, Vittorio De Sica, Ettore Maria Margadonna

Cast

Vittorio De Sica Maresciallo Carotenuto
Gina Lollobrigida La Bersagliera
Marisa Merlini Anna Mirziato
Tina Pica Caramella
Maria Pia Casilio Paoletta
Roberto Risso Carabiniere Stelluti
Memmo Carotenuto Carabiniere Baiocchi
Gigi Reder Ricuccio
Nino Vingelli Venditore ambulante
Ada Colangeli Una comare intrigante
Alfredo Rizzo Brigadiere Squinzi
Amalia Pellegrini La nonna di Matteo
Checco Rissone Barbiere
Fausto Guerzoni Uomo col cannocchiale
Nietta Zocchi Una comare intrigante
Virgilio Riento Don Emidio
Vittoria Crispo Madre della Bersagliera
Marcella Melnati La nonna di Ricuccio
Adriana Parrella Anna Mirziato
Guglielmo Barnabò Il sindaco

Producers

Marcello Girosi Executive Producer

Editors

Mario Serandrei

1955 Oscar Best Writing, Motion Picture Story Nominated
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