All the tradition of Neapolitan song, dance, theatre and comedy, brought back to live in this highly entertaining film-revue
Of the various variety show-films that cheered up the Italian public in the post-war period, as promised by the title, this one focuses on Neapolitan theatre. It is based on a play by Armando Curcio, a central figure in Neapolitan theatre whose work merits a much more complete revaluation: his comedy was fresh and refined, and he invented the character of Pappagone. With its very lively repertoire of songs, dances, comic scenes and traditional characters, set against a backdrop of Mt. Vesuvius, the film foreshadows Ettore Giannini’s Carosello napoletano, released the following year, which will reinvent the genre with a strong injection of Hollywood-style musical. The various acts are introduced by Pulcinella. Who else?
A cinematic version of a successful variety show dedicated to Naples and it’s folklore.