How I Discovered America

How I Discovered America (Italian: Come scopersi l'America) is a 1949 Italian comedy film directed by Carlo Borghesio and starring Erminio Macario, Carlo Ninchi and Delia Scala.[1][2][3]

How I Discovered America
Italian theatrical release poster
Directed byCarlo Borghesio
Produced byLuigi Rovere
Written by
StarringErminio Macario
Carlo Ninchi
Delia Scala
Music byNino Rota
CinematographyMario Albertelli
Edited byRolando Benedetti
Distributed byLux Film
Release date
  • 1949 (1949)
Running time
89 minutes


Italy, late 1940s. A young unemployed guy and a wily tramp move to South America in search of fortune, but after several misadventures, they will eventually decide to return to Italy.



  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. Laura Morandini; Luisa Morandini; Morando Morandini. Il Morandini 2011. Dizionario dei film. Zanichelli, 2010. ISBN 8808227227.
  3. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
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