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The Shortest Day (Italian: Il giorno più corto) is a 1962 Italian comedy film. It is a parody of the war movie The Longest Day and stars the popular duo Ciccio Ingrassia and Franco Franchi in the leading roles. Dozens of other well-known actors, from both European and American cinema, agreed to appear in the movie in cameo roles for free to avert the bankruptcy of the production company, Titanus.[1][2][3]

The Shortest Day
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Directed by Sergio Corbucci
Produced by Goffredo Lombardo
Written by Sandro Continenza
Bruno Corbucci
Giovanni Grimaldi
Starring Franco Franchi
Ciccio Ingrassia
Music by Piero Piccioni
Cinematography Enzo Barboni
Distributed by Titanus Films
Release date
1962
Running time
95 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

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PlotEdit

Two Sicilians, Franco and Ciccio, are taken from a small town in Sicily and shipped out with a unit in the Italian army which has to fight the Austrian troops in World War I. Upon war's end, Franco and Ciccio, more clumsy than ever, return to Italy but find themselves out of work.

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Il giorno piu' corto". AntonioDeCurtis.com. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Il giorno più corto". Rai. 
  3. ^ Alberto Anile. "Il giorno più corto - rassegna stampa". My Movies. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 

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