|The Passionate Thief|
|Directed by||Mario Monicelli|
|Written by||Alberto Moravia|
Age & Scarpelli
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
|Produced by||Silvio Clementelli|
|Edited by||Adriana Novelli|
|Music by||Lelio Luttazzi|
Two friends (Toto and Magnani) live by their wits working as comedians and cabaret at Cinecittà, before being invited to friends' parties or masked balls during New Year's Eve in Rome. The two, however, even though they make people laugh all the time in public, live an inner conflict, namely that the two have always to be aware to give a smile to someone, but they can never be rich and happy because they are street artists and with a precarious wage.
- Anna Magnani as Gioia Fabbricotti (alias Tortorella)
- Totò as Umberto "Infortunio" Pennazzuto
- Ben Gazzara as Lello
- Fred Clark as The American
- Edy Vessel as The girl
- Gina Rovere as Mimi
- Toni Ucci as L'amico de Milena
- Dargis, Manohla (4 December 2014). "Telling Lies for Love, Cruelty or Expediency". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- Hal Erickson (2012). "Risate di gioia". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
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