Times Gone By (1952)

Altri tempi - Zibaldone n. 1 (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 28 September 1952 (Italy)
A number of different segments taken from 19th century Italian stories.


Alessandro Blasetti (stories), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (stories) | 20 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Fabrizi ... Venditore ambulante di libri (segment "Il carrettino dei libri vecchi")
Pina Renzi Pina Renzi ... Edicolante (segment "Il carrettino dei libri vecchi")
Enzo Staiola ... Figlio dell'edicolante (segment "Il carrettino dei libri vecchi")
Luigi Cimara Luigi Cimara ... Il signore nell'auto scoperta (segment "Il carrettino dei libri vecchi")
Marisa Merlini ... La signora nell'auto scoperta (segment "Il carrettino dei libri vecchi")
Galeazzo Benti Galeazzo Benti ... Amante della signora (segment "Il carrettino dei libri vecchi")
Mario Riva Mario Riva ... Cliente Schizzinoso (segment "Il carrettino dei libri vecchi")
Manlio Busoni Manlio Busoni ... Il commesso viaggiatore (segment "Il carrettino dei libri vecchi")
Antonio Thellung Antonio Thellung ... Giovane che vende le vecchie riviste (segment "Il carrettino dei libri vecchi")
Alba Arnova Alba Arnova ... Il Progresso (segment "Ballo Excelsior") / Matilde (segment "Meno di un giorno")
Carlo Mazzone Carlo Mazzone ... L'Oscurantismo (segment "Ballo Excelsior")
Annamaria Bugliari Annamaria Bugliari ... L'Italia (segment"Ballo Excelsior")
Mirza Capanna Mirza Capanna ... La Luce (segment"Ballo Excelsior")
Antonio Acqua Antonio Acqua ... La Scienza (segment "Ballo Excelsior")
Dino Raffaelli Dino Raffaelli ... L'Arte (segment "Ballo Excelsior")


The mood is set with the opening with excerpts from the Excelsior Ball, a famous ballet at the turn of the century that heralded the advances of the upcoming century, for a book-dealer to introduce the various stories in this compilation film. The first story chosen is (English titles)"Less Than a Day," a comedy of would-be lovers meeting in a country-side rendezvous; ""A Question of Property" is a story of two men who fight over the ownership of a load of manure; "The Idyll" is the story of a well-to-do young boy who has a crush on the girl next door, and he has been told by his mother that babies are born when two people kiss. After the fact, though; a selection of popular songs serves as an intermission before the next story, "The Vise," where a woman has committed adultery with her husband's best friend, and the merciless husband knows about it; the last episode revolves around the farcical trial of a woman for murdering her mother-in-law. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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6 unblushing stories in a perfect blend of sex, sentiment and sophistication told in the frank continental manner! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance


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