The Swindlers

Il bidone, feature film, 1955

DIRECTED BY: Federico Fellini

The Swindlers

CAST:
Broderick Crawford (Augusto),
Giulietta Masina (Iris),
Richard Basehart (Picasso),
Franco Fabrizi (Roberto),
Sue Ellen Blake (Anna)

SCRIPT:
Federico Fellini,
Ennio Flaiano,
Tullio Pinelli

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Otello Martelli

Synopsis:
Augusto is an old small time crook who earns his living stealing from other people. He has two partners helping him: Roberto, who wants to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, whose nickname is Picasso. Picasso has a daughter and a wife and actually wants to paint. Augusto avoids emotional intimacy and spends his money in clubs. A sudden encounter with his daughter who needs help will change his life…

b/w, 109 min