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Roaring Years

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Roaring Years

Roaring Years
File:Roaring Years.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Luigi Zampa
Produced by Achille Piazzi
Written by Sergio Amidei (story), Ruggero Maccari(dialogue)
Starring Nino Manfredi and Gino Cervi
Music by Piero Piccioni
Cinematography Carlo Carlini
Editing by Eraldo Da Roma
Distributed by Incei Film
Release date(s) 21 April 1962
Running time 110 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Roaring Years (Italian: Anni ruggenti) is a 1962 Italian comedy film directed by Luigi Zampa set in the 1930s during the Fascist period of Benito Mussolini. It stars Nino Manfredi and Gino Cervi.

The film won Best Feature at the 1962 Locarno International Film Festival.

Plot summary

An insurance broker, Omero Battifiori (Nino Manfredi), looks for work in a new small town in Italy. The authorities, awaiting a close inspection from the Fascist Party of the capital, suspect him to be a spy and inspector and a prominent member of the Party. The misunderstanding leads to many difficulties until Battifiori is able to clear his name.


  • Nino Manfredi as Omero Battifiori
  • Gino Cervi as Salvatore Acquamano
  • Michèle Mercier as Elvira
  • Gastone Moschin as Carmine Passante
  • Salvo Randone as Il medico antifascista
  • Angela Luce as Rosa De Bellis
  • Rosalia Maggio as Donna Nunzia
  • Linda Sini
  • Carla Calò
  • Annetta Esposito
  • Gino Brillante
  • Giuseppe Ianigro as Nicola De Bellis
  • Gaetano Morino
  • Enzo Petito
  • Mara Maiello
  • Ruggero Pignotti
  • Massimo Marchetti
  • Lino Crispo
  • Mario Passante
  • Nunzia Fumo
  • Totò Ponti
  • Giulio Marchetti
  • Livia Grazioli
  • Fanfulla
  • Alfredo Rizzo

External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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