|Poveri ma belli|
|Directed by||Dino Risi|
|Produced by||Silvio Clementelli|
|Written by||Dino Risi|
Pasquale Festa Campanile
|Music by||Giorgio Fabor|
|Cinematography||Tonino Delli Colli|
10 June 1958 (U.S.)
There have been two sequels, also directed by Risi and starring Marisa Allasio, Maurizio Arena and Renato Salvatori: Belle ma povere in 1957 and Poveri milionari in 1959 (the latter not featuring Allasio, who by then had retired from acting).
Romolo (Maurizio Arena) and Salvatore (Renato Salvatori) are two young men that are neighbors and friends. They live with their parents in Piazza Navona in Rome. They are poor but handsome, and both fall in love with the beautiful Giovanna (Marisa Allasio).
After having briefly flirted in quick succession with both friends (a situation which severely strains their feelings of comradeship), Giovanna realizes she's still in love with Ugo, her previous boyfriend, and returns with him. Romolo and Salvatore, their friendship recovered, ultimately get simultaneously engaged with each other's sister.
- Marisa Allasio: Giovanna
- Maurizio Arena: Romolo
- Renato Salvatori: Salvatore
- Lorella De Luca: Marisa
- Alessandra Panaro: Anna Maria
- Memmo Carotenuto: Alvaro
- Mario Carotenuto: Uncle Mario
- Virgilio Riento: father of Giovanna
- Ettore Manni: Ugo
- Rossella Como: Ugo's current girlfriend
- Aldo Valletti
- Nino Vingelli
- Erminio Spalla