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Totò nella luna (1958)

| Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1959 (UK)
Two men embarks upon a space race. Their efforts are hampered by aliens who clone the heroes to keep them from exploring further.




Lucio Fulci (story), Steno (story) (as Stefano Vanzina) | 3 more credits »


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A petty criminal poses as a Turkish eunuch hired by a wealthy merchant to guard the women of his house.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Totò ... Pasquale Belafronte
Sylva Koscina ... Lidia
Ugo Tognazzi ... Achille Paoloni
Sandra Milo ... Tatiana
Luciano Salce Luciano Salce ... Von Braun
Richard McNamara Richard McNamara ... Campbell
Agostino Salvietti Agostino Salvietti ... L'amministratore
Renato Tontini Renato Tontini
Jim Dolen Jim Dolen ... O'Connor
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Il Commedator Santoni
Anna Maria Di Giulio Anna Maria Di Giulio ... Doris Isgrid, alias Teodolinda Cancellotti (as Anna Di Giulio)
Francesco Mulè ... Il vigile urbano (as Francesco Mulé)
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Un creditore
Salvo Libassi Salvo Libassi
Ignazio Leone ... Un poliziotto


Two men embarks upon a space race. Their efforts are hampered by aliens who clone the heroes to keep them from exploring further.

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Italian | English

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1959 (UK) See more »

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Totò in the Moon See more »

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Italian censorship visa # 28136 delivered on 17-11-1958. See more »


Spoofs Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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I don't see what the Italians saw in this guy...
3 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Totò was a huge star on the stage and in films in his native Italy. Despite this, there aren't that many movies of his available in the States. This is the second one and, like the other, it stinks. Now I cannot really evaluate the man based only on two films--and hopefully his other films are better. As for my opinion of these two films ("Totò in the Moon" and "Dov'è la Libertà...?", he is great at yelling and blustering and being annoying, but considering that we already had Mussolini, I cannot see any reason to have Totò!

In this film, Toto plays Mr. Belafonte, an angry guy who is always screaming at Achille--a dreamer who wants to make his living writing sci-fi novels. However, in a completely ridiculous twist, the Americans come to Italy to get Achille to join the space program because of the unusual presence of 'Glumonio' in his body(?). But Achille is a moron and the Americans don't understand Italian all that well, and he thinks they are here to buy his latest sci-fi novel. Belafronte overhears their conversation and also thinks this is the case--and he offers Achille his daughter in marriage. However, when Achille learns that the money they gave him was to pay him to go into space, he panics, as he's a coward. What's next? Well, more screaming and yelling....

Overall, this is a very broadly acted film--nothing like comedies by more subtle international comedians like Fernandel and Cantinflas-- whose films have aged well. This one hasn't, as it hasn't a single laugh.

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