A cavallo della tigre (1961) AKA On the Tiger's Back

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Giacinto Rossi, a poor driver up to his neck in debt, is imprisoned for simulated crime. He finds himself in a cell with Tagliabue, an unscrupulous murderer; Sorcio, an elderly thief; and Papaleo, an honor-obsessed intellectual who murdered his fiancée’s lover. Giacinto is forced by the three men to make a daring escape from prison.

Director: Luigi Comencini. AKA On the Tiger’s Back.
Writers: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luigi Comencini & Mario Monicelli (story and screenplay), Agenore Incrocci & Furio Scarpelli (dialogue).
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Valeria Moriconi, Mario Adorf, Gian Maria Volontè, Raymond Bussières, Luciana Buzzanca, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Ferdinando Gerra, Franco Giacobini, Franco Moruzzi.
Cinematographer: Aldo Scavarda.
Composer: Piero Umiliani.

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One Comment

  1. michael kelly
    October 16, 2023
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    Great film from the master of Commedia Italiana Mario Monicelli, with a stellar cast and the fine balance between humor, realism and tragedy of this wonderful genre. Thanks

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