GUARDIA, LADRO E CAMERIERA
COMEDY / PROD: 1958 / R.TIME: 86 ' / black-white
N. Manfredi - G. Pallotta - M. Carotenuto - F. Cigliano
Italian, Spanish, German
On New Year's eve, penniless Otello and some friends decide to burgle a luxury apartment, but Otello bumps into the maid, Adalgisa. The maid notices that Otello is not a professional burglar and induces him to leave without stealing anything. But Amerigo, the night watchman, arrives and lights up a window: the signal for the gang that all is clear. When all are inside the house, the New Year spirit takes over the gang. Amerigo's partners have given up the idea of stealing and they try to convince him to do the same. Through a misunderstanding, Otello dresses up in a cop's uniform just as the owners of the apartment come back from the New Year festivities. They thank him for uncovering the theft. Amerigo obtains a promotion through the credit mistakenly attributed to Otello and the one-night burglar finds compensation in Adalgisa for the sudden end of a promising career.