Don Camillo's Last Round

Don Camillo's Last Round is a 1955 French-Italian comedy film directed by Carmine Gallone, starring Fernandel and Gino Cervi. The French title is La grande bagarre de Don Camillo and the Italian title is Don Camillo e l'onorevole Peppone. It was the third of five films featuring Fernandel as the Italian priest Don Camillo and his struggles with Giuseppe 'Peppone' Bottazzi, the communist mayor of their rural town. The film had 5,087,231 admissions in France.[1]

Don Camillo's Last Round
-Don Camillo e l'Onorevole Peppone
Directed byCarmine Gallone
Produced byAngelo Rizzoli
Written byGiovannino Guareschi (novel)
Age & Scarpelli, Giovannino Guareschi, Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, René Barjavel
StarringGino Cervi, Fernandel, Claude Sylvain
Music byAlessandro Cicognini
CinematographyAnchise Brizzi
Edited byNiccolò Lazzari
Release date
  • 1955 (1955)
Running time
97 min


In the small village of Brescello are continuing skirmishes between the parish priest Don Camillo and the communist mayor Peppone Bottazzi. The latter, after a theft of chickens against Don Camillo, finally decides to get around in big politics, going to stand as senator in Rome. In fact Peppone is convinced by a female "friend" of his party, but the mayor's wife goes to complain to Don Camillo, who decides to replace the embarrassing situation.



  • Don Camillo: Monsignor (Italian: Don Camillo monsignore ma non troppo; French: Don Camillo Monseigneur)[2] (1961)
  • Don Camillo in Moscow (Italian: Il compagno don Camillo; French: Don Camillo en Russie)[3] (1965)
  • Don Camillo e i giovani d'oggi (French: Don Camillo et les contestataires; English translated: Don Camillo and the youth of today) [4] (1970) (unfinished film)


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