Full Speed (1934 film)

Full Speed (Italian: Tempo massimo) is a 1934 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Vittorio De Sica, Milly and Camillo Pilotto.[1]

Full Speed
Directed byMario Mattoli
Produced byAngelo Besozzi
Written byMario Mattoli
StarringVittorio De Sica
Camillo Pilotto
Music byVittorio Mascheroni
Virgilio Ripa
CinematographyCarlo Montuori
Edited byGiacomo Gentilomo
Za-Bum Films
Release date
31 December 1934
Running time
78 minutes

It was shot at the Cines Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Gastone Medin.


A mild-mannered young Professor's quiet life in the country is turned upside down one day when, while out fishing, Dora lands in the water beside him having parachuted out of a plane. Dora is a vivacious party girl, who quickly disrupts the Professor's stuffy household. His growing attraction to her is tempered by the fact that she is due to be married soon.

The final scene showing Giacomo and Dora, after having avoided the "wrong" marriage, in the back of the bus as it travels down the road, is practically the same scene as the ending of Mike Nichols's The Graduate.

Main cast


  1. Moliterno p.203


  • Moliterno, Gino. The A to Z of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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