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SKU 5914

THE SWINDLE (Il Bidone) (1955) * with switchable English subtitles; Italian/German audio tracks *

Broderick Crawford ... Augusto; Frederico Fellini Giulietta Masina Giulietta Masina ... Iris Richard Basehart Richard Basehart ... Raul detto Picasso Franco Fabrizi Franco Fabrizi ... Roberto Sue Ellen Blake Sue Ellen Blake ... Anna Irene Cefaro Irene Cefaro ... Marisa Alberto De Amicis Alberto De Amicis ... Rinaldo Lorella De Luca Lorella De Luca ... Patrizia Giacomo Gabrielli Giacomo Gabrielli ... Il Baron Vargas Riccardo Garrone Riccardo Garrone ... Riccardo Paul Grenter Paul Grenter Emilio Manfredi Emilio Manfredi Lucetta Muratori Lucetta Muratori Mario Passante Mario Passante ... Conman Sara Simoni Sara Simoni
Reg. price: $13.99
On sale for: $9.99

Aging, small-time con man Augusto, who swindles peasants, works with two younger men: Roberto, who wants to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, nicknamed Picasso, who has a wife and daughter and wants to paint. Augusto avoids the personal entanglements, spending money at clubs seeking the good life. His attitude changes when he runs into his own daughter, whom he rarely sees, and realizes she's now a young woman and in need of his help to continue her studies. His usual partners are away, so he goes in with others to run a swindle, and they aren't so forgiving, when he claims he's given the money back to their mark. They leave him beaten, robbed, and alone.

Der alternde Gauner Augusto hält sich und seine Komplizen Carlo und Roberto mit Betrügereien über Wasser. Während der sensible Carlo von Gewissensbissen geplagt wird, scheint Augusto überhaupt keine Skrupel zu kennen. Erst als er vor den Augen seiner 18-jährigen Tochter verhaftet wird, spürt er erstmals die Folgen seines Handelns. Aus dem Gefängnis entlassen, will er die alte Tour mit neuen Partnern fortsetzen, doch sein erstes Opfer ist ausgerechnet ein gelähmtes Mädchen. Augusto bringt es nicht übers Herz, sie zu betrügen. Seine Komplizen haben für diese Mildtätigkeit jedoch kein Verständnis. Augustos erste gute Tat wird ihm zum Verhängnis.

DVD-R has both Italian and German audio tracks with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 108 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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