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The Passionate Thief (1960)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs into an old acting acquaintance (Toto), who is ...See moreOn New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs into an old acting acquaintance (Toto), who is helping a professional pickpocket (Ben Gazzara) steal from people during the hustle-bustle of New Year's Eve festivities. During the course of the evening, they have numerous crazy, humorous adventures all over Rome at different parties, restaurants, and even the Trevi fountain. Magnani's character (Tortorella) falls for Gazzara's character (Lello) without knowing what he's up to, while Toto tries to placate them both. Written by Miriam Kramer See less
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Writers
Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story and screenplay) | Agenore Incrocci (story and screenplay) (as Age) | Furio Scarpelli (story and screenplay) | Mario Monicelli (story and screenplay) | Alberto Moravia (stories Risate di Gioia, Ladri in chiesa)
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Sep 11, 1963 (United States)

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Anna Magnani
Gioia 'Tortorella' Fabbricotti Gioia 'Tortorella' Fabbricotti   See fewer
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Totò
Umberto 'Infortunio' Pennazzuto Umberto 'Infortunio' Pennazzuto   See fewer
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Fred Clark
L'americano L'americano   See fewer
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Edy Vessel
La ragazza La ragazza   See fewer
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Toni Ucci
L'amico di Milena L'amico di Milena   See fewer
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Mac Ronay
Il guidatore della metropolitana Il guidatore della metropolitana   See fewer
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Rik Van Nutter
Actor (as Rik Von Nutter) Actor (as Rik Von Nutter)   See fewer
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Dori Dorika
Milena (as Dory Dorika) Milena (as Dory Dorika)   See fewer
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Marcella Rovena
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Carlo Pisacane
Il nonno di Gioia Il nonno di Gioia   See fewer
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Anna Campori
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Elena Fabrizi
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Fanfulla
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Mara Maryl
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Nino Nini
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7.3 / 10 | 617 votes