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Times Gone By (Altri Tempi) (1952)

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An all-star cast graces this Italian "omnibus" feature. The film consists of eight short stories, each based on nostalgic literary efforts. Linking the various stories is bookseller Aldo Fabrizi, who passes the time by reading the works dramatized herein. In "The Excelsior Ball," dancer Alba Arnova arouses the libido of several observers. In "Less Than a Day," a three-hour train delay wreaks havoc on the romance between Arnova and Andrea Checchi. In "Sardinian Drummer Boy," the title character (Enzo Cerusico) becomes an unexpected hero on the battlefield. In "Matter of Interest," two farmers (Arnoldo Foa and Folco Lulli) quarrel over a compost pile. In "The Idyll," two very young people (Maurizio Di Nardo and Geraldina Pariniello) fall in love. "Potpourri of Songs" delivers on its title through the musical versatility of Barbara Florian and Elio Pandolfi. "The Trial of Frine" finds accused murderess Gina Lollobrigida being defended by colorful lawyer Vittorio De Sica. And in "The Trap," an accusatory husband (Amedeo Nazzari) drives his far-from-innocent wife (Elis Cegani) into an act of extreme desperation. Also known as In Olden Days, Altri Tempi was distributed worldwide by RKO Radio. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Aldo Fabrizi
as Vendor (Old Book Stand)
Enzo Staiola
as Boy (Old Book Stand)
Enzo Cerusico
as Drummer Boy (Sardinian Drummer Boy)
Paolo Stoppa
as Father (The Idyll)
Rina Morelli
as Mother (The Idyll)
Gina Lollobrigida
as Frine (Trial of Frine)
Vittorio De Sica
as Lawyer (Trial of Frine)
Amedeo Nazzari
as He (The Trap)
Elisa Cegani
as She (The Trap)
Roldano Lupi
as The Other Man (The Trap)
Andrea Checchi
as The Lover [Less Than A Day]
Arnoldo Foà
as 1st Farmer [A Question Of Property]
Folco Lulli
as 2nd Farmer [A Question Of Property]
Rolando Lupi
as Other Man [The Vise]
Dina Perbellini
as [A Potpourri Of Songs]
Alba Arnova
as His Mistress [Less Than A Day]
Elio Pandolfi
as Boy [A Potpourri Of Songs]
Oscar Andriani
as [A Potpourri Of Songs]
Mario Riva
as Client [The Old Book Stand]
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