Welcome Reverend (1950)

Benvenuto reverendo! (original title)
A disguised thief talks himself into a countryside class fight during the immediate after WWII.


Aldo Fabrizi


Aldo Fabrizi, Piero Tellini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Credited cast:
Aldo Fabrizi ... Don Peppino
Lianella Carell Lianella Carell ... Anna
Massimo Girotti
Gabriele Ferzetti
Giovanni Grasso Giovanni Grasso
Mario Mazza Mario Mazza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virginia Balestrieri Virginia Balestrieri
Ada Colangeli Ada Colangeli
Franco Fava Franco Fava
Lia Grani Lia Grani
Marianne Hold
Alfredo Leggi
Pitto Pitto ... The child (as il piccolo Pitto)
Amerigo Santarelli Amerigo Santarelli ... Agitator
Carlo Titta Carlo Titta


Giuseppe, who has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for theft, goes to meet a village priest with a letter of recommendation in his pocket. He hopes the vicar will provide him with a job but the poor man happens to be so ill that he cannot possibly help him. Over time, driven by hunger and desperation, Giuseppe steals a hundred lira from the poor box but, about to be surprised, he runs away from the village after donning one of the priest's cassocks. On the road he meets a police officer who, mistaking him for a cleric, asks him to give a helping hand to a rich landlord whose farmers are on strike and threaten to invade the land. If he manages to settle the conflict "Don Peppino" will be given a large sum of money for the reconstruction of "his" rundown church. After much hesitation, Giuseppe takes up the challenge... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Plot Keywords:

priest | church | strike | farmer | thief | See All (10) »









Release Date:

15 February 1950 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Reverendo e o Ladrão See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alfa Film XXXVII See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Italian censorship visa #7044 dated 12 January 1950. See more »

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