- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 17, 2012
- Originally Released: 1952
- Label: Raro Video USA Ltd.
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio commentary by Flavio de Bernardinis (Professor of film and film criticism at the University La Sapienza of Rome)
- Interview with Angelo Pasquini (screenwriter and director)
- Cut scenes
- Full illustrated booklet contaning critical analysis
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2012
"The rare instance of an Italian adaptation of classic Russian literature....[A] nearly forgotten neorealism-era comedy..."
The classic Nicolas Gogal fable THE OVERCOAT is given a European flavor by Italian filmmaker Alberto Lattuada; some consider the film to be Lattuada's best "psychological study." Comedian Renato Rascel plays a nebbishy nobody who spends his life-savings on a fancy overcoat. Suddenly, the nobody becomes a somebody, proving beyond doubt that clothes make the man. And then one day, the overcoat is stolen...Fleshing out the short-but-bittersweet Gogol original are several colorful new characters, including a publicity-hungry small-town mayor, played by Giulio Stival. The background music was composed by director Lattuada's wife Felice. American prints of IL CAPPATO are missing a so-called "naughty" telephone exchange between the mayor and his silken mistress.
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