The Reluctant Magician

The Reluctant Magician (Italian: Il Mago per forza) is a 1951 Italian comedy film directed by Marino Girolami and starring Tino Scotti, Isa Barzizza and Aroldo Tieri.[1]

The Reluctant Magician
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Directed byMarino Girolami
Written byMarino Girolami
Marcello Marchesi
Vittorio Metz
Produced byJone Tuzi
StarringTino Scotti
Isa Barzizza
Aroldo Tieri
CinematographyMario Albertelli
Edited byFranco Fraticelli
Music byPippo Barzizza
Mambretti Film
Distributed byTitanus
Release date
22 November 1951
Running time
85 minutes

It was shot at the Farnesina Studios of Titanus in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Flavio Mogherini. It earned 136 million Lira at the domestic box office.[2]


To avoid capture, a criminal on the run passes himself off as a magician. However, he comes to be an enormous hit and begins to strongly identify with the role.



  1. ^ Chiti & Poppi p.216
  2. ^ Chiti & Poppi p.216


  • Chiti, Roberto & Poppi, Roberto. Dizionario del cinema italiano: Dal 1945 al 1959. Gremese Editore, 1991.

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