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by Mario Costa


There has been no Catholic church in the Italian district of London since the only one was bombed during the Blitz. Guido Marchi, a journalist wishing it to be restored, decides to organize a show in which great names of the Italian opera will appear, deceitfully using Carlo Scala's restaurant as collateral to get the loan so as to organize the show. Despite formidable, self-interested opposition he will finally realize his goal. Moreover, he will manage to marry the one he loves.

original title: Follie per l'opera
country: Italy
year: 1948
genre: fiction
directed by: Mario Costa
film run: 94'
release date: IT 10/08/1948, SU 26/09/1949, PT 30/07/1951, SE 26/12/1951, FR 19/03/1954
screenplay: Mario Costa, Giovanna Soria, Stefano "Steno" Vanzina
cast: Gino Bechi, Maria Caniglia, Tito Gobbi, Gina Lollobrigida, Carlo Campanini, Constance Dowling, Aroldo Tieri, Aldo Silvani, Lamberto Picasso, Franca Marzi, Guglielmo Barnabò, Nico Pepe, Luigi Almirante, Michele Riccardini, Arturo Bragaglia
cinematography by: Mario Bava
film editing: Otello Colangeli
art director: Piero Filippone
music: Felice Montagnini
producer: Maleno Malenotti

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