The Passionate Thief (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Passionate Thief (1960)





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In this Italian comedy, set on New Year's Eve, a plucky movie extra creates all kinds of problems for a pickpocket.


Anna Magnani
as Gioia Fabbricotti
as Umberto 'Infortunio' Pennazzuto
Fred Clark
as the American
Edy Vessel
as The Girl
Mac Ronay
as Underground Driver
Toni Ucci
as Melina's Friend
Carlo Pisacane
as Joy's Grandfather
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Critic Reviews for The Passionate Thief

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (4)

Screenwriter D'Amico called Monicelli "a superb director, with the rare gift of comic timing - which cannot be taught, either you have it or you don't." No one seeing "The Passionate Thief" will care to argue the point.

April 9, 2015 | Full Review…

There isn't much of a story in "The Passionate Thief," though much - including shimmering life, lust and comedy - happens.

December 4, 2014 | Full Review…

While the madcap adventures provide plenty of entertainment, it's Monicelli's sympathetic portrait of complex individuals ... that wins viewers over.

December 2, 2014 | Full Review…

It's best just to yield to it - easy enough to do when you're falling into Magnani's ample embrace.

November 25, 2014

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