The Doctor of the Mad

The Doctor of the Mad (Italian: Il medico dei pazzi) is a 1954 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Totò, Franca Marzi and Aldo Giuffrè.[1] It is based on a 1908 Naples-set play of the same name by Eduardo Scarpetta.

The Doctor of the Mad
Film poster
Directed byMario Mattoli
Produced byAlfredo De Laurentiis
Carlo Ponti
Written byRuggero Maccari
Mario Mattoli
Eduardo Scarpetta
Vincenzo Talarico (from a play written by Eduardo Scarpetta)
Music byPippo Barzizza
CinematographyRiccardo Pallottini
Distributed byVariety Film
Release date
  • 13 September 1954 (1954-09-13)
Running time
91 minutes

Plot summary

Felice Sciosciammocca is the mayor of Roccasecca, who sent in Naples the nephew Ciccillo, so that he will become a good doctor. But Ciccillo does anything but study, and makes a debt with a loan shark. Also receives a letter that his uncle is going to come to Naples with his family to find him. Ciccillo, who lives in the "Stella Hotel", a full house of "eccentric" people, pretends that Felice believes that the pension is the clinic, and the customers the fools. Felice Sciosciammocca admires everything, but Ciccillo, to heal his debt, must move away. So Felice is left alone in the guest house, doesn't know how to get himself out of trouble...



  1. Bìspuri p.147


  • Ennio Bìspuri. Totò: principe clown : tutti i film di Totò. Guida Editori, 1997.
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