The best movies with Totò

List of the 10 best movies starring Totò, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Totò e Carolina (Toto e Carolina)
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Totò e Carolina (Toto e Carolina)

Role in movie: Antonio Caccavallo
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Dov'è la Libertà...? (Dov'e la liberta...?)
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Dov'è la Libertà...? (Dov'e la liberta...?)

Role in movie: Salvatore Lojacono
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barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocrisy of his own relatives and decides to return behind bars.

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Neapolitan Turk (Un turco napoletano)
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Neapolitan Turk (Un turco napoletano)

Role in movie: Felice Sciosciammocca
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otò, one of Italy's all-time great comedians, stars as a Neopolitan petty criminal named Don Felice...

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Cops and Robbers (Guardie e ladri)
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Cops and Robbers (Guardie e ladri)

Role in movie: Ferdinando Esposito
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sposito is a thief who cons tourists in Rome. A lengthy persecution by police Bottoni, who manages to catch it starts. In an oversight Esposito manages to flee again. Bottoni superiors inform him that if no catches him will lose his job.

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The Passionate Thief (Risate di gioia)
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The Passionate Thief (Risate di gioia)

Role in movie: Umberto 'Infortunio' Pennazzuto
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n New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs into an old acting acquaintance (Toto), who is helping a professional pickpocket (Ben Gazzara) steal from people during the hustle-bustle of New Year's Eve festivities. During the course of the evening, they have numerous crazy, humorous adventures all over Rome at different parties, restaurants, and even the Trevi fountain. Magnani's character (Tortorella) falls for Gazzara's character (Lello) without knowing what he's up to, while Toto tries to placate them both.

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Poverty and Nobility (Miseria e nobilta)
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Poverty and Nobility (Miseria e nobilta)

Role in movie: Felice Sciosciammocca
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Miseria e Nobiltà" tells the story of the humble families of Felice Pasquale and his colleague who are hired by a Marquis who wants to marry the daughter of a rich but simple cook, So they pose as aristocrats.

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Big Deal on Madonna Street (I soliti ignoti)
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Big Deal on Madonna Street (I soliti ignoti)

Role in movie: Dante Cruciani
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eppe, formerly a boxer, organizes the break-in of a pawnshop. Tiberio, an unemployed photographer, Mario, a receiver, the Sicilian Michele and Capannelle, an ex-jockey, are the other members of the gang. Though they are advised by Dante, a retired burglar, the task is not so easy...

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La Banda degli Onesti (La banda degli onesti)
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La Banda degli Onesti (La banda degli onesti)

Role in movie: Antonio Buonocore
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ntonio Buonocore, portiere di condominio, entra in possesso dei clichès per fabbricare banconote false. Convince gli amici Lo Turco e Cardone e si mettono all'opera. Quando decidono, però, di metter in circolazione i biglietti contraffatti, si fanno prendere dalla paura e riescono solo a spendere i biglietti originali. Il crimine non è fatto per loro e, così, rinunciano ai loro piani.

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Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy (Toto, Peppino e... la malafemmina)
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Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy (Toto, Peppino e... la malafemmina)

Role in movie: Antonio Caponi
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ntonio, Peppino and Lucia are three brothers who live in the country near Naples. Lucia's son, Gianni, goes to Naples to study medicine, but there he knows a ballet dancer. They fall in love and, when she goes to Milan, Gianni follows her. Informed of this and afraid that their nephew will stop studying, the three Caponi brothers leave for Milan to persuade Gianni to come back and continue studying and abandon the "Malafemmina" (bad girl).

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The Gold of Naples (L'oro di Napoli)
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The Gold of Naples (L'oro di Napoli)

Role in movie: Don Saverio Petrillo
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ribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing her husband's ring ; the funeral of a dead child ; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid ; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute ; the "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller".

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Totò

Totò was born Antonio Clemente in a poor district of Naples, the illegitimate son of Anna Clemente from Sicily and Marquis Giuseppe De Curtis from Naples.  Nicknamed “il principe della risata’ ("the prince of laughter"), he was an Italian comedian, film and theatre actor, writer, singer and songwriter, and widely considered one of the greatest Italian artists of the 20th century.  While he first gained his popularity as a comic actor, his dramatic roles, poetry, and songs are all of cultural import; his style and a number of his recurring jokes and gestures have become universally known memes in Italy. As a comic actor, Totò is classified as an heir of the Commedia dell'Arte tradition, and has been compared to such figures as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.  At the age of 15, he was already acting as a comedian in small theatres, under pseudonym "Clerment". His early repertoire mostly consisted in imitations of Gustavo De Marco's characters.  He served in the army during World War I and then went back to acting to develop the trademarks of his style.    In 1937, he appeared in his first movie "Fermo con le mani", and later starred in other 96 films, many of which are still frequently broadcast on Italian television.In his vast cinematographic career, Totò had the opportunity to act side by side with virtually all major Italian actors of the time. Totò's unmistakable figure, with his peculiarly irregular face (due to an accident in his teen years), and his unique trademark ability to disarticulate his body like a marionette, soon became very popular and his comic gags became part of the Italian culture. Totò died at the age of 69 in Rome, after a series of heart attacks. Due to overwhelming popular request there were three funeral services: the first in Rome, and the second and third in Naples. Totò's birth home has been recently opened to the public as a museum.
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