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It's Spring




Year: 1950

Duration: 92 mins

Color : Black and white

Gender: Comedy

Director: Renato Castellani

Subject: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Cesare Zavattini, Renato Castellani

Producer: Andrea by Robilant

Producer: Giorgio Adriani

Photograph: Tino Santoni




Performers and characters 




Mario Angelotti: Beppe Agosti

Elena Varzi: Mary Antonia

Irene Genna: Lucia

DonDonati: Horseback

Ettore Janetti: Lawyer Di Salvo

Eligible Grace: Lady of Salvo

Gianni Santias: Albertino Di Salvo

Tanino Chiurazzi :The Boy

Cesare Ranucci: The President

Ernesto Gaione : Lawyer Rossi

Jordan Gaggioli: The Baker

Ugo Gigliarelli : The Chaplain

Jordan Gaggioli: Lawyer Rossi

Renato Baldini: A carabinieri at the trial

Adaia Giannini: The Concierage





Beppe Agosti, Florentine, baker and goldsmith, likes girls in particular the servants, for his sharp way of doing and for his cheerfulness. Recalled to arms he is sent to Catania and befriends Cavalluccio, a Sicilian comrade, and makes him appear at the engagement with Maria Antonia. Cavalluccio, due to a serious disciplinary lack, is put in prison and transferred. Maria Antonia is sad and Beppe knows how to console her so the two fall in love and then get married. He too is transferred to Milan, where he feels alone and ends up marrying the new conquest Lucia. But Maria Antonia learns that Beppe's class has been discharged and becomes suspicious, so she runs to Milan where, she discovers everything, she tries to kill her rival, but the knife falls out of her hand. All this is followed by the judicial events with the logical solution that the second marriage is invalid. Beppe and Maria Antonia, happy, return to Catania.




Castellani stated that this film was not to do with the war and the post-war period, much less with political and social problems.


"I intend to make a film that entertains the audience and that also enjoys me while I ride"




The film is completely shot with non-professional actors. Only Irene Genna (Ines) had already appeared in cinema and so Renato Baldini (a carabiniere). Elena Varzi made her film debut as Maria Antonia.