Disillusion (1949)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Robert Villa plays the archetypal prodigal son in the Italian Disillusion. Ostensibly attending law school, Armando (Villa) is actually squandering his father's money on gambling and women. All the while, Armando's ingenuous father (Ruggero Ruggeri) bursts with pride whenever speaking of his studious offspring. As the film's English-language indicates, Papa is in for quite a shock when he arrives in Paris on a visit. Fortunately, Armando is sufficiently remorseful, and does his best to earn back the money he has frittered away. Disillusion was directed by veteran filmmaker Mario Bonnard, who in his acting days frequently essayed the same sort of rakish character played here by Robert Villa.

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casino, deception, gambling, lawyer, lies, school