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Little World of Don Camillo, The

COMICAL ITALIANO whimsy with red faces and ladles of pasta much in evidence. Dramatisation of GIOVANNI GUARESCHI’s story of a rural Italian priest MARIO ADORF outwitting local left-wing mayor BRIAN BLESSED through combination of lethal sousing five-course meals and a side order of ideology.

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  1. George White

    February 11, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    AROUND THE SAME TIME ADORF APPEARED IN SMILEY’S PEOPLE.
    One of the greatest actors in Europe, best known here for this and appearances in various VHS-worthy Italian exploitation masterpieces.

  2. George White

    November 5, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Peculiarly not in Lewisohn’s Radio Times Comedy Guide, though Clochemerle is and Don Camillo was basically an attempt to do another Clochemerle – i.e. big budget adaptation of beloved European comedy novel, with a major EUropean star (also, ,bizarrely reunites Adorf and Cyril Cusack after their appearance as hitman and New York godfather in 1972 Euro-actioner the Italian Connection)

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