Toto in Color

Toto in Color (Italian: Totò a colori) is a 1952 Italian film, and was the first Italian color film shot with the Ferraniacolor system. The film was directed by Steno (Stefano Vanzina) and starred the comic actor Totò (Antonio de Curtis). Totò a colori is widely regarded as Totò's masterpiece.[1] He appears in a chase scene where he hides from his pursuers by disguising himself as a wooden marionette on stage. Once the show is over, his body collapses just like a dead puppet.

Toto in Color
Directed bySteno
Produced byGiovanni Amati
Dino De Laurentiis
Carlo Ponti
Written bySteno
Age & Scarpelli
Music byFelice Montagnini
CinematographyTonino Delli Colli
Edited byMario Bonotti
Distributed byFilmauro Home Video
Release date
Running time
95 min


Antonio Scannagatti is a failed musician who seeks fortune of Naples in Italy. No one understands the talent of Anthony, considered by all to be deluded that should do well to work hard if he wants to earn a living. But Antonio does not give up and sends a letter to a company of entrepreneurs important in Milan to be known throughout Italy. Meanwhile, Antonio waiting for a reply from Milan, it combines all the colors, because that undermines the daughter of a corrupt warlord of Naples and ends up accidentally in a circle of homosexual artists...



  1. The Little Black Book: Movies. Cassell Illustrated, London. ISBN 978-1-84403-604-2

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