Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)

04/10/1952 (IT) ComedyRomance 1h 50m


The film is the third in director Castellani's "young love" trilogy (the first two being Sotto il sole di Roma (1948) and È primavera...(1950)). The story concerns the romance between Carmela (Fiore) and Antonio (Musolino). The ardor is one-sided at first, but Carmela is a determined young woman, willing to scale and conquer any obstacle in pursuing her heart's desire. Once he's "hooked," Antonio scurries from job to job to prove his financial viability. Faced with the hostility of their parents, Carmela and Antonio symbolically shed themselves of all responsibilities to others in a climactic act of stark-naked bravado.

  1. Renato Castellani

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Titina De Filippo


  3. Ettore Maria Margadonna


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  1. Maria Fiore

    Maria Fiore


  2. Vincenzo Musolino

    Vincenzo Musolino


  3. Filomena Russo

    Antonio's Mother

  4. Luigi Astarita

    Pasquale Artu

  5. Luigi Barone

    The priest

  6. Felicità Lettieri

    Signora Artu (as Felicia Lettieri)

  7. Carmela Cirillo


  8. Gina Mascetti

    Gina Mascetti

    Flora Angelini

  9. Tommaso Balzamo

    Luigi Bellomo (as Tommaso Balzano)

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Two Cents Worth of Hope
Two Cents Worth of Hope

Original Title Due soldi di speranza

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

Revenue -


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