Figaro Here, Figaro There

Figaro Here, Figaro There (Italian: Figaro qua, Figaro là) is a 1950 Italian historical comedy film directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia and starring Totò and Isa Barzizza. The title and the plot allude to The Barber of Seville.[1] It was made at Scalera Studios in Rome. Set design was by Alberto Boccianti.

Figaro Here, Figaro There
Directed byCarlo Ludovico Bragaglia
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
Carlo Ponti
Written byAgenore Incrocci
Furio Scarpelli
Marcello Marchesi
Vittorio Metz
Gioachino Rossini (libretto)
StarringTotò
Isa Barzizza
Music byPippo Barzizza (from Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville)
CinematographyMario Albertelli
Edited byRenato Cinquini
Production
company
Golden Film
Distributed byLux Film
Release date
12 October 1950
Running time
87 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

Plot

The film is set in the eighteenth century. The protagonist is Figaro, the Sevillian barber, who is likely to be arrested because he operates his shop on Sundays, which is forbidden. Figaro is a friend of a nobleman who fell in love with Rosina, his friend and daughter of the governor. But Rosina's father does not agree to their marriage. One day Rosina, through her maid Dove, tells the Count that one night she is staying at the inn "of four bulls". The Count and Figaro go with a friend to the inn before they get to Rosina and her court.

Their plan is to replace the host, pose as their owners of the inn and abduct Rosina. But unfortunately not all is according to plan. Pedro, a dangerous bandit, learns that Rosina and her court must stay at the inn that night and his men raid the inn: they capture Figaro, the Count and his friend. Finally Rosina comes and is disappointed when she sees that her beloved is not there. Figaro, however, has an idea: he writes a note to tell her that the man in the white hat is Pedro. Unfortunately at that time soldiers capture Figaro and Pedro, and stop believing that that it is Pedro and the plan fails. Figaro is sentenced to death by firing squad, but in the end escapes helped by the Count. Eventually, after many vicissitudes, Count marries Rosina and Figaro goes to live with them.

Cast

References

  1. Bìspuri p.84-85

Bibliography

  • Ennio Bìspuri. Totò: principe clown : tutti i film di Totò. Guida Editori, 1997.


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