Che Tempi! (1948)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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The exclamatory title of this Italian drama translates as What Queer Times! The plotline concerns a miser, and the effect his parsimoniousness has on all those around him. To its credit, the screenplay makes an effort to understand the miser's character, rather than depict him as a cardboard villai. Star Gilberto Govi is effective in the leading role, albeit a bit overwrought at times. When Che Tempi! first saw the light of a carbon arc back in 1947, much was made of the fact that leading lady Lea Padovani was the current fiancee of American wunderkind Orson Welles.

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miser, skinflint