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Ghosts, Italian Style (1967)

Questi fantasmi (original title)
Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually... See full summary »

Director:

Renato Castellani

Writers:

Eduardo De Filippo (play), Renato Castellani (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Maria Lojacono
Vittorio Gassman ... Pasquale Lojacono
Mario Adorf ... Alfredo Mariano
Aldo Giuffrè ... Raffaele
Margaret Lee ... Sayonara
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... The Scotsman (as Francis De Woolfe)
Francesco Tensi Francesco Tensi ... Professor Santanna
Augusta Merola Augusta Merola ... Anna
Piera Degli Esposti
Giovanni Tarallo Giovanni Tarallo
Nietta Zocchi Nietta Zocchi
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi
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Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually it's Maria's lover, a very rich man, who showers her with presents. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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If you were a ghost in Sophia's house you wouldn't stay in the attic either.

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Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 50430 delivered on 14-12-1967. See more »

Alternate Versions

This film was made in two languages, Italian and English. In the English version, onscreen signs and writing are in English instead of Italian, and the main cast speak their lines in English. See more »

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Featured in Looking for Sophia (2004) See more »

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Vent'anni
Performed by Lucio Dalla
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GHOSTS - Italian STYLE (Renato Castellani, 1967) **1/2
23 August 2006 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Based on a play by the eminent Eduardo De Filippo, this old-fashioned but agreeable mix of haunted house thrills and comedy of errors is tailor-made for the talents of its two international stars - Sophia Loren and Vittorio Gassman (who particularly shines); incidentally, this constituted their only teaming following their stardom (having also made 3 other films together during the early 50s). Still, the film also treats several social issues like poverty, suicide, adultery and prostitution - but it's all done with a decidedly light touch.

The supporting cast is equally well chosen: Mario Adorf (as the head of an institution/order of nuns where Loren used to work and who still loves her, while being mistaken by Gassman as the house ghost!), Aldo Giuffre' (as the opportunistic caretaker of the haunted building) and Margaret Lee (as a Fellini-esquire hooker, abused but ever-optimistic, who also lodges at the house). The film also features a good score by the always reliable Luis Enrique Bacalov.

While no classic, the gags and lines are pretty consistent; the last joke even involves an uncredited cameo by Marcello Mastroianni!


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 December 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Best House in Naples See more »

Filming Locations:

Cinecitta, Rome, Italy See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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