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Prima Comunione (1950) Alessandro Blasetti; Aldo Fabrizi, Gaby Morlay


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In Italian with English subtitles. Also known as Father's Dilemma.

Directed by Alessandro Blasetti. The daughter of Signor Carloni (Aldo Fabrizi) is about to take her first communion. A problem arises when the dressmaker spends too much time working on the girl's communion frock. Carloni feverishly rushes to the dress shop, only to find that the dress has somehow disappeared. When this problem is solved (and it isn't easy), the poor man is confronted with several unforeseen delays as he makes his way back to church. A delightfully naturalistic comedy, Prima Coumunione's biggest laughs are founded on universal truths; everyone knows someone like Signor Carloni, his family, and his friends. Wih Lucien Baroux as the Archbishop.

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Prima Comunione May 20, 2016
Reviewer: Kenneth Orme from Ligonier, PA United States  
Starring Aldo Fabrizi as a kind of juiced-up version of Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden, PRIMA COMUNIONE describes an egotistical, affluent father's attempts to obtain a first communion dress for his daughter in the final couple hours before the event. Notable cinematography, a creative screenplay with alternative scenarios crafted by a troika of director Blasetti, Cesare Zavattini, and Suso Cecchi D'Amico, and jaunty, irrepressible music by Alessandro Cicognini make for about 78 minutes of mock-operatic delight. Highly recommended.

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Fantastic Italian comedy September 20, 2014
Reviewer: Jeff Dunford from Portland, OR United States  
Prima Comunione (Father's Dilemma) is a fantastic Italian comedy concerning the struggles of an Italian father to get a dress for his daughter in time for her first communion.  It displays a wonderfully kind and forgiving view of humanity, flawed as it is.

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