Side Street Story

Side Street Story (Italian: Napoli milionaria [ˈnaːpoli miljoˈnaːrja], meaning "Millionaire Naples") is a 1950 Italian comedy film directed by Eduardo De Filippo, who wrote the play upon which the film is based. It was entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Side Street Story
(Napoli milionaria)
Directed byEduardo De Filippo
Produced byEduardo De Filippo
Dino De Laurentiis
Written byEduardo De Filippo
Arduino Maiuri
Piero Tellini
StarringEduardo De Filippo
Music byNino Rota
CinematographyAldo Tonti
Edited byGiuliana Attenni
Douglas Robertson
Lux Film
Release date
  • 1950 (1950)
Running time
102 minutes


In Naples in 1942, people are in crisis due to the Second World War. Gennaro has a café and hopes that the family will help him with the work so that it can settle down. His wife is engaged in the Black Market to help keep them going, and one thing leads to another. His son Amedeo, however, envisions revolutions and the redemption of the poor. Peppe is killed in a tragic accident while being arrested during street violence, an event which is not seen in the play. Gennaro's family mysteriously enters into a crisis and, among various other adventures and sad situations, Pasquale, a family member believed to be dead, comes onto the scene. Though not in the original stage piece, the part of Pasquale was written specifically for the actor Toto.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Side Street Story". Retrieved 14 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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