Hey Boy (film)

Hey Boy (Italian: Proibito rubare; also known as No Stealing and Guagilo) is a 1948 Italian drama film directed by Luigi Comencini and starring Adolfo Celi.[1] A missionary on his way to Africa has his suitcase stolen in Naples. While trying to locate it, he comes to realise the suffering and poverty in the city, and decides his work is needed there.

Hey Boy
Proibito rubare
Directed byLuigi Comencini
Produced byGigi Martello
Carlo Ponti
Written byAldo Buzzi
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Luigi Comencini
Armando Curcio
Gigi Martello
StarringAdolfo Celi
Music byNino Rota
CinematographyAldo Tonti
Edited byAdriana Novelli
Release date
  • 10 September 1948 (1948-09-10)
Running time
85 minutes


  • Carlo Barbieri
  • Adolfo Celi as Don Pietro
  • Antonio Cirelli
  • Carlo Della Posta
  • Luigi Demastro
  • Clemente De Michele
  • Luigi Dermasti
  • Il Duca di Civitelli
  • Ettore Mattia (as Ettore G. Mattia)
  • Tina Pica as Maddalena, la cuoca
  • Giovanni Rinaldi
  • Mario Russo as Peppinello


  1. Crowther, Bosley. "New York Times: Hey Boy". NY Times. Retrieved 26 August 2008.
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