The Country of the Campanelli

The Country of the Campanelli (Italian: Il paese dei campanelli, French: Ces voyous d'hommes, also known as Town of Bells) is a 1954 Italian-French comedy film directed by Jean Boyer and starring Sophia Loren. It is loosely based on the operetta "Il paese dei campanelli" by Carlo Lombardo.[1][2]

The Country of the Campanelli
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Directed byJean Boyer
Produced byGiuseppe Barbaro
Luigi De Laurentiis
Written byJean Boyer
Sandro Continenza
Gian Giacomo Cossa
Italo De Tuddo
Virgilio Ranzato
Story byCarlo Lombardo
StarringSophia Loren
Carlo Dapporto
Music byFelice Montagnini
CinematographyLuciano Trasatti
Edited byGisa Radicchi Levi
Alba Film
Valentia Film
Distributed byCEI Incom
L'Union des Producteurs de Films
Release date
28 January 1954
Running time
90 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Piero Filippone.


A fraudulent travelling magician convinces the inhabitants of a town that they can make the bells ring whenever someone is unfaithful to another.



  1. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.

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