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Don Camillo

Il ritorno di Don Camillo

Don Camillo e l'onorevole Peppone

Don Camillo monsignore ma non troppo

Il compagno Don Camillo



The Little World of Don Camillo

Year 1951
Colour Black and white
Duration 107'
Italian title Don Camillo
French title Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo
German title Don Camillo und Peppone
Directed by Julien Duvivier
Produced by Giuseppe Amato
Film-script Julien Duvivier
Music Alessandro Cicognini
Sounds Jacques Carrère
Edited by Maria Rosada
Manager Piero Cocco
Cameraman Noël Martin
Reviews Outstanding Feature Film Promoting Democratic Values in Germany

Leading actors:
Fernandel  don Camillo
Gino Cervi  Peppone

Supporting actors:
Leda Gloria  Peppone’s wife
Vera Talchi  Gina Filotti
Franco Interlenghi  Mariolino Brusco
Charles Vissière the bishop
Luciano Manara  Filotti
Armando Migliari  Brusco
Giorgio Albertazzi  don Pietro
Marco Tulli  The Thin
Sylvie  Mrs. Cristina
Ruggero Ruggeri  Christ’s voice
Emilio Cigoli  narrating voice


Plot: the mayor Giuseppe Bottazzi would like to build the “Council house”, and the priest the “young boy’s village” (the two buildings will be opened the same day in the presence of the bishop). Among a baptism (the one of Peppone’s son), a soccer match (Gagliarda of Don Camillo vs. Dynamo of the mayor), a general strike of the farmers and a wedding (between Mariolino della Bruciata and Gina Filotti), don Camillo and Peppone are always quarrelling.
After the umpteenth punch up, the bishop decides to send the “assault priest” into “exile” to Montenara, a secluded mountain village. Both the “followers” of the priest and the Reds of Peppone’s gang meet (of course at different stations) in order to say goodbye to don Camillo and wish him to rest and come back soon to his spiritual mission. The harshness of the mayor is opposed to the irascibility of the priest, called to order by the voice of the Christ Crucified (interpreted by Ruggero Ruggeri).



Film poster
Don Camillo

Film poster
Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo

Titles at film beginning

Scene of the film

Fernandel, Gino Cervi and Guareschi (left to right)