Based on Giovanni Guareschi's satirical stories of a hilariously hot-tempered priest, DON CAMILLO (1953) and THE RETURN OF DON CAMILLO (1956) feature French comedy star Fernandel in the title role. These beloved Italian comedies follow the father's attempts to protect his parish from the town's communist mayor.
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Internationally beloved actor Fernandel is Don Camillo, a Catholic priest trying to protect his poor village from the desires of its Communist mayor Peppone (Gino Cervi) in these two beloved comedy classics based on stories by Giovanni Guareschi. Don Camillo (1952, directed by Julien Duvivier) - Humor and humanity flow as the explosive Don Camillo and the hard-headed mayor Peppone clash over what's best for the people. The Return of Don Camillo (1953, directed by Julien Duvivier) - After his battles with Peppone, Don Camillo is exiled to a remote village where war is about to break out. Can the strong hand of the priest persuade the two sides to make peace'