Gran Varieta, [SatRip XviD Ita AC3][TnTVillage.org] Sordi De Sica Rascel
Runtime: 103 min
Director: Domenico Paolella
Writers: Oreste Biancoli Dino Falconi Michele Galdieri Vinicio Marinucci Domenico Paolella Ettore Scola
Cinematography: Carlo Carlini
Cast: Alba Arnova Guglielmo Barnabò Isa Barzizza Gildo Bocci Walter Chiari Mimmo Craig Carlo Croccolo Vittorio De Sica Pino Ferrara Maria Fiore Lily Granado Nadia Gray Carlo Hinterman Renato Malavasi Lauretta Masiero Carlo Mazzarella Flora Medini Lea Padovani Pamela Palma Nico Pepe Giuseppe Porelli Renato Rascel Michele Riccardini Delia Scala Franco Scandurra Mario Siletti Rudy Solinas Alberto Sordi
Producer: Carlo Infascelli for Roma Film, Excelsa Film
Original soundtrack: Carlo Rustichelli
Distributed by: Minerva Film - General Video
Release date: 1954
Plot Synopsis (fandango)
Unlike many multistoried films of the 1950s, Gran Varieta is the handiwork of a single solitary director--though five writers collaborated on the screenplay.
The film is divided into five separate playlets, all unified by a "backstage" theme.
In the first, Maria Fiore plays an aspiring singer who gets more than she bargains for upon attaining stardom.
The second tale involves quick-change artist Alberto Sordi, who is successful in love only when he decides to be "himself".
Carlo Croccolo stars in the third segment as a variety performer whose "soldier act" results in his early demise.
The fourth (and best) story features Vittorio DeSica as a once-famous actor, now on the skids.
Gran Varieta concludes with a satirical story about a fascist-government censor, played by Renato Rascal, who has his work cut out for him when he tries to clean up a girlie show.
~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide