The Transporter (1950 film)

The Transporter (Italian: La bisarca) is a 1950 Italian comedy science fiction film directed by Giorgio Simonelli and starring Peppino De Filippo, Silvana Pampanini, Lída Baarová and Aroldo Tieri.[1] It is based on a radio program with the same name.[2][3]

The Transporter
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Directed byGiorgio Simonelli
Written byPietro Garinei
Sandro Giovannini
Dino Maiuri
Mario Amendola
Ruggero Maccari
Vittorio Metz
Produced byAntonio Altoviti
Raffaele Colamonici
Umberto Montesi
StarringPeppino De Filippo
Silvana Pampanini
Lída Baarová
Aroldo Tieri
CinematographySergio Pesce
Edited byGiuseppe Vari
Music byGino Filippini
C.M. Produzione Film
Distributed byRegionale
Release date
  • 4 November 1950 (4 November 1950)

It was shot at the Farnesina Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Alberto Boccianti. It earned 182 and a half million lira at the Italian box office.[4]


A barber is engaged to a manicurist working in the shop, but he grows jealous and picks a quarrel with one of the customers. Struck on the head he crashes into a radio playing a serial programme. Knocked unconscious he begins to have bizarre dreams about a deluge and a car transporter which functions as a Noah's Ark.



  1. ^ Gundle p.270
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  3. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  4. ^ Chiti & Poppi p.63


  • 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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