The Overcoat

The Overcoat (1952)

The classic Nicolas Gogal fable The Overcoat is given a European flavor by Italian filmmaker Alberto Lattuada; some consider the film to be Lattuada's best "psychological study." Comedian Renato Rascel plays a nebbishy nobody who spends his life-savings on a fancy overcoat. Suddenly, the nobody becomes a somebody, proving beyond doubt that clothes make the man. And then one day, the overcoat is stolen...Fleshing out the short-but-bittersweet Gogol original are several colorful new characters, including a publicity-hungry small-town mayor, played by Giulio Stival. The background music was composed by director Lattuada's wife Felice. American prints of Il Cappato are missing a so-called "naughty" telephone exchange between the mayor and his silken mistress.

Writing:
  • Nikolai Gogol
  • Cesare Zavattini
  • Giorgio Prosperi
Directing:
  • Alberto Lattuada
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  • Release Date: 1952-10-03
  • Language: Italiano
  • Country: IT
  • Runtime: 101

Yvonne Sanson

Caterina

Anna Carena

L'affittacamere

Giulio Stival

Il sindaco

Marco Tulli

(uncredited)

Renato Rascel

Carmine De Carmine

Claudio Ermelli

Il fotografo (uncredited)

Luigi Bonos

(uncredited)

Silvio Bagolini

le vendeur ambulant

Antonella Lualdi

Vittoria, la figlia del sindaco
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