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Il Bidone [Italian] [DVD] [1955]

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Synopsis

Il Bidone
Swindle and The Swindlers are both English-language titles for 1955's Il Bidone, a lesser-known effort from Federico Fellini. Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, and Franco Fabrizi play a trio of con artists who victimize the Italian bourgeoisie (who are shown to be no better than the crooks). Giueletta Masina (Fellini's wife), who had previously costarred with Richard Basehart in La Strada, here plays Basehart's wife. Humphrey Bogart had been intended for the role played by Broderick Crawford; one wonders how Crawford's self-deprecating curtain speech about the hollowness of his existence would have played in Bogart's hands. Swindle was not released to the US until nine years after its completion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Broderick Crawford
    Broderick Crawford - Augusto
  • Richard Basehart
    Richard Basehart - Picasso
  • Franco Fabrizi
    Franco Fabrizi - Roberto
  • Giulietta Masina
    Giulietta Masina - Iris
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    Sue Ellen Blake - Anna
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