Un giorno in pretura

Un giorno in pretura (A Day in Court) is a 1954 Italian comedy film directed by Steno and starring Peppino De Filippo, Silvana Pampanini, and Alberto Sordi. It was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.[1]

A Day in Court
Film poster
Directed bySteno
Produced byGianni Hecht Lucari
Written bySandro Continenza
Lucio Fulci
StarringPeppino De Filippo, Silvana Pampanini, Alberto Sordi
Music byArmando Trovajoli
CinematographyMarco Scarpelli
Edited byGiuliana Attenni
Release date
  • 1954 (1954)
Running time
101 minutes


An Italian court in Rome during the Fifties. All kinds of illegalities are brought to trial in front of Judge Lo Russo, well known for his inflexibility and severity in the administration of justice. Slowly he begins however to sympathize with the accused.

Sophia Loren as Anna is assisted by a priest in getting back money stolen from her. Alberto Sordi plays the role of Nando Moriconi, a Roman bully fascinated with America, who ends up in court being accused of public indecency after having his clothes stolen during a bath in Ciociaria.



  1. "Italian Comedy - The State of Things". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
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