Don Camillo's Last Round
Colour Black and white
Italian title Don Camillo e l’Onorevole Peppone
French title La grande bagarre de Don Camillo
German title Die große Schlacht des Don Camillo
Directed by Carmine Gallone
Film-script Rene Barjavel
Original music Alessandro Cicognini
Fernandel: Don Camillo
Gino Cervi: Peppone
Gustavo De Nardo
Plot: The elections get near and there is thus a tireless
political propaganda; Peppone even candidates to become deputy. To this
purpose, he is obliged to take the exam in order to obtain the elementary
school-leaving certificate. With the help of don Camillo and some suggestions
of his, not entirely disinterested, Peppone will manage to…
Peppone then loses his head for a mate arrived from the city, risking
the abandon from his wife.
During the election campaign everything becomes licit, even the finding
of an American tank by don Camillo and the mayor during a night walk.
After a robbery in the hen house of don Camillo, a meeting in the square
then turned into a melancholic revisiting of the Risorgimento values,
a huge panel showing a “counterfeit” portrait, the story comes
to an end. Peppone is elected, leaves for Rome reluctantly, leaving his
town, his family, his little son who says goodbye to him from the balcony,
and his usual friend-enemy: don Camillo.
And it is don Camillo that makes him change his mind and that accompanies
him home with a funny and not-to-miss bicycle ride.
Don Camillo e l'Onorevole Peppone
Don Camillo e l'On. Peppone