movietime - classicCLASSIC / PROD: 1955 / R.TIME: 111 ' / colour


Gianni Franciolini


Vittorio De Sica - Silvana Pampanini - Totò - M. Arena


Italian, French, German


Alvaro Latini has finished paid his sentence at Regina Coeli prison. His mother and his wife give him a cold reception. On the contrary Otello, the fishmonger, Mario, a waiter and Spartaco, who consider him their boss welcome him home. Alvaro, who has learnt quite a few criminal tricks in prison, tries to lead his friends to crime, tempting them with all the dreams one can make true with counterfeit money. Luckily, the four boys parents manage to save them in the nick of time from prison. It is then that they realize that the only way to success is to work hard and honestly, making even Alvaro turn into an honest man