An unmissable opportunity to rediscover one of the most brilliant and unjustly forgotten comedians of the 1950s
Today, the name Alberto Talegalli means nothing to most people. This film is an unmissable opportunity to rediscover a comedian who, above all on radio, was a star in the 1950s with his Sor Clemente character: a wealthy rural gent who never misses a beat when it comes to escaping from the clutches of his nagging wife. As Enrico Vaime, one of the keenest observers of popular Italian theatre noted: “Talegalli was a true humorist, a sensitive and intelligent man gifted with a sublime sense of irony.” This adventure is the follow up to Café chantant, released the previous year, and once again the timeless Camillo Mastrocinque directs. It is a chance to unleash verbal gags, exciting adventures and hilarious variety show sketches. Alongside Talegalli, the film also features a fantastic cast (Memmo Carotenuto, Nino Taranto, and singer Teddy Reno playing himself). A dive into the past for a breath of fresh air.
To avoid going on holiday with his wife and being forced to fish underwater, Sor Clemente pretends to be ill so that he can enjoy himself in his villa. However, he will have to deal with gangsters and swindlers.