The Passaguai Family

The Passaguai Family (Italian: La Famiglia Passaguai) is a 1951 Italian comedy film written, starring and directed by Aldo Fabrizi. It also featured Peppino De Filippo, Ave Ninchi and Giovanna Ralli.[1] It was followed by a sequel The Passaguai Family Gets Rich in 1952. It follows the misadventures of a lower middle-class family and their friends from Rome when they take a day's outing at the seaside.

The Passaguai Family
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Directed byAldo Fabrizi
Written byAnton Germano Rossi
Aldo Fabrizi
Mario Amendola
Ruggero Maccari
Produced byAldo Fabrizi
StarringAldo Fabrizi
Peppino De Filippo
Ave Ninchi
CinematographyMario Bava
Edited byMario Bonotti
Music byCarlo Innocenzi
Enrico Simeone
Production
company
Alfa Film
Distributed byRank Film Distributors of Italy
Release date
20 December 1951
Running time
95 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

It was shot at the Ponti-De Laurentiis Studios in Rome and on location around the city and at the resort of Fiumicino at the mouth of the River Tiber near Ostia. Distributed by the Italian branch of the Rank Organisation it was a major hit, taking domestic box office earnings of 378 million lira.[2]

In 2008 the film was selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved.[3][4][5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chiti & Poppi p.148
  2. ^ Chiti & Poppi p.148
  3. ^ Massimo Bertarelli, Il cinema italiano in 100 film: i 100 film da salvare, Gremese Editore, 2004, ISBN 88-8440-340-5.
  4. ^ Massimo Borriello (4 March 2008). "Cento film e un'Italia da non dimenticare". Movieplayer. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Ecco i cento film italiani da salvare". Corriere della Sera. 28 February 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2013.

BibliographyEdit

  • Chiti, Roberto & Poppi, Roberto. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Dal 1945 al 1959. Gremese Editore, 1991.
  • Gundle, Stephen. Fame Amid the Ruins: Italian Film Stardom in the Age of Neorealism. Berghahn Books, 2019.

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