Two Million for a Smile

Two Million for a Smile (Italian: Due milioni per un sorriso) is a 1939 Italian comedy film directed by Carlo Borghesio and Mario Soldati and starring Enrico Viarisio, Giuseppe Porelli and Elsa De Giorgi.[1]

Two Million for a Smile
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Directed byCarlo Borghesio
Mario Soldati
Written byCarlo Borghesio
Renato Castellani
Mario Soldati
StarringEnrico Viarisio
Giuseppe Porelli
Elsa De Giorgi
CinematographyMario Albertelli
Edited byMario Bonotti
Music byFelice Montagnini
Distributed byLux Film
Release date
7 August 1939
Running time
75 minutes

It was shot at the Palatino Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Gino Brosio.


An Italian industrialist who has made a fortune in America returns to Italy planning to make a film about a beautiful woman who smiled at him before he left his home country years before. With the assistance of a man who resembles his younger self he sets out to find the perftect woman for the role.



  1. ^ Curti p.22


  • Roberto Curti. Riccardo Freda: The Life and Works of a Born Filmmaker. McFarland, 2017.

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