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Paolo Stoppa (Salvatore Esposito)
Clelia Matania (Concetta, his wife)
Leonide Massine (Antonio Petito called Pulcinella)
Nadia Gray (the beautiful ragamuffin)
Maria Fiore (donna Brigida, the presser)
Sophia Loren (Sisina)
revenues for the film almost reach $800,000, which is a very
considerable figure at the time.
The American audience didn't see the movie until 1961 after 16 minutes had been cut from the original version. The film was a bit of a disappointment for US audiences who had seen Loren in De Sica's La Ciociara four months earlier, and few realized that Carosello napoletano was actually shot eight years before, when Loren was still a rising star.
attends for the first time the
Cannes Film Festival where the film wins the International Prize. The
also presented at the festivals of
film brings Loren to
Carosello napoletano also wins the Best Foreign Film Prize at the Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Premios del Círculo de Escritores cinematográficos) in
a somewhat lachrymose soubrette of the music-halls at the turn of the
century, she is as physically imposing as ever, if not as spirited."
is a beautiful, pleasing, radiant film. At times it is moving,
in the episodes of the First World War, in which Sophia Loren's
towers, as in a painting by Boldini."
"Carlo Ponti was one of the ‘independents’ who produced for (Riccardo) Gualino’s company, and it was he himself who insisted that director Ettore Giannini – a man of the theatre who occasionally worked in films – include Sophia Loren in the film."
Stefano Masi, Sophia.