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Are We Men or Corporals? (1955)

Siamo uomini o caporali (original title)
These are the years of the Second World War, and Toto is imprisoned in a concentration camp, suffering the harassment of Colonel Hammler, a Nazi cruel and despotic.

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Gino Mangini (as Mangini), Camillo Mastrocinque | 5 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Totò ... Toto Esposito
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Il colonello Mr. Black
Fiorella Mari Fiorella Mari ... Sonia
Mara Werlen Mara Werlen ... Mimi
Sylva Koscina ... L'aspirante attrice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Barbi Vincent Barbi ... Il segretario di Mr. Black
Nerio Bernardi ... Lo psichiatra
Gildo Bocci Gildo Bocci ... Un testimone
Gino Buzzanca Gino Buzzanca ... Il regista del film su Nerone
Pasquale De Filippo Pasquale De Filippo ... L'operatore del film su Nerone
Agnese Dubbini Agnese Dubbini ... La madre di Mimi
Franca Faldini ... Gabrielle - la redattrice di Ieri, Oggi, Domani
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... L'interprete di Nerone
Loris Gizzi Loris Gizzi ... Il tenore
Mario Passante ... Il sergente tedesco
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These are the years of the Second World War, and Toto is imprisoned in a concentration camp, suffering the harassment of Colonel Hammler, a Nazi cruel and despotic.

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Italian censorship visa # 19418 delivered on 2 August 1955. See more »

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A satire of men against the machine
13 August 2001 | by nbottSee all my reviews

Our hero explains to a doctor at the beginning of this film that there are only two types in the world. Men who slave, raise families and are basically simple good men and the Corporals of the world who make life difficult for regular guys.

This is a good film of classic, sometimes obvious, satire and good old-fashioned slap-stick comedy. The ending is very realistic, however, regarding the fate of good men.

The films of Toto are always fun to watch and the comedy is excellent. This film does not have the power of "The Passionate Thief" but it is definitely worth your time.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 September 1955 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Are We Men or Corporals? See more »

Filming Locations:

Roma, Lazio, Italy

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Lux Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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