The Career of a Chambermaid

Telefoni bianchi (English:White Telephone, internationally released as The Career of a Chambermaid) is a 1976 Italian comedy film directed by Dino Risi. For this film Agostina Belli was awarded with a Special David di Donatello for her performance.[1] The title refers to the White Telephone comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. The film is a comic portrayal of the Italian film industry during the Fascist era in which an ambitious young woman briefly rises to become a film star.

The Career of a Chambermaid
Directed byDino Risi
Produced byPio Angeletti
Written byBernardino Zapponi
Ruggero Maccari
Dino Risi
StarringAgostina Belli
Vittorio Gassman
Ugo Tognazzi
Music byArmando Trovajoli
CinematographyClaudio Cirillo
Edited byAlberto Gallitti
Release date
  • 1976 (1976)
Running time
120 minutes


See also


  • Gundle, Stephen. Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013.


  1. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.

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