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(Dionillo, the dandy)
Sophia Loren (the young woman)
Silvio Bagolini (the thief)
Dario Cecchi, Veniero Colasanti
Cines - Lux Films (
Compagnie Cinématographique de France (
"As for Toto’s interest in Sophia Loren in the fifth (story), it is that of a burlesque comedian for a girl with a noticeable shape. As a fellow who buys a camera so he may have the fun of photographing her, he runs through a standard routine of wiggling his nostrils and popping his eyes. The age of this picture may be gathered from the fact that Miss Loren’s role is merely that of a shapely stooge for the clown."
Bosley Crowther, New York Times, 29 sep 1959
marquees proclaim Sophia Loren as the female star of Anatomy of Love,
was made some years ago, and she is little more than a teen-age
for Toto the comedian. She appears only in the final episode, a brief,
ridiculous farce. Sophia nonetheless shows the shape of things to come."
plays a prominent role in Tempi nostri. A purely slapstick episode
macchina fotografica" pairs Loren with the film comedian Totò.
popular Totò plays a lecher who purchases a camera for the
express purpose of
beguiling a comely young girl (Loren) to pose for him. In this
comedy, Sophia is merely the straight woman, the comic occasion of
trademark burlesque take on lust."
was then very untried, to say the least, and I was
apprehensive about a couple of scenes that she had to do with Toto, who
notorious for improvising dialogue and adding his own little flights of
not in the script. Suddenly we're shooting one of these scenes, and
exactly what I was afraid of. But there was Sophia, giving as good as
daring Toto to go along even further. There was an instinctive
rapport between the two of them."