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On his way to Africa, Don Pietro, a young missionary priest has his suitcase stolen in the station of Naples. While trying to retrieve his baggage he realizes how miserable the city of Naples is. Then he decides that his mission is there in Naples, He creates his 'The Boys' Town' a shelter for poor kids, aka the 'scugnizzi' (street urchins), with a view to putting them back on the right track. Some of the kids, though, do not play by the rules just using that 'home' as a convenient place for hiding the product of their thefts...

  1. Luigi Comencini

    Director, Writer

  2. Gigi Martello


  3. Aldo Buzzi


  4. Armando Curcio


  5. Suso Cecchi d'Amico


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  1. Adolfo Celi

    Adolfo Celi

    Don Pietro Tassinare

  2. Mario Russo

    Peppinello, a boy

  3. Luigi Dermasti

    Ciccillo, a boy

  4. Antonio Cirelli

    Edoardo, a boy

  5. Clemente De Michele


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Original Title Proibito Rubare

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 10, 1948


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 25m

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