Gentlemen Are Born (1960 film)

Gentlemen Are Born (Italian: Signori si nasce) is a 1960 Italian historical comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Totò, Peppino De Filippo and Delia Scala.[1]

Gentlemen Are Born
Film poster
Directed byMario Mattoli
Produced byIsidoro Broggi
Renato Libassi
Written byEdoardo Anton
Franco Castellano
Dino Falconi
Giuseppe Moccia
Luigi Motta
StarringTotò, Peppino De Filippo, Carlo Croccolo, Delia Scala, Riccardo Garrone
Music byGianni Ferrio
CinematographyAlvaro Mancori
Edited byGisa Radicchi Levi
Distributed byD.D.L.
Release date
  • 1960 (1960)
Running time
95 minutes


Rome 1900: Baron Ottone degli Ulivi, said Zaza, is a rich spendthrift who likes pretty girls. His brother Pio degli Ulivi is a miser tailor who hates Zazà because he is always in his house asking for money to pay off family debts. One day Zazà intends steal 300 lire to his brother, and makes him believe that he has a daughter to support.



  1. "New York Times: Signori si nasce". NY Times. Retrieved 2 August 2008.


  • Aprà, Adriano. The Fabulous Thirties: Italian cinema 1929-1944. Electa International, 1979.

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