Production: Cineriz (Rome) and Francinex (Paris); black and white, 35mm; running time: 135 minutes. Released February 1963, released
in the United States on 25 June 1963. Filmed 9 May 1962-14 October 1962, in Titanus-Appia Studios and the Cecchignola military reservation in Rome, and on location in Tivoli, Filacciano, Viterbo, and the beaches between Ostia and Fiumicino.
Producer: Angelo Rizzoli; screenplay: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, and Brunello Rondi, from a story by Federico Fellini and Ennio Flaiano; assistant directors: Lina Wertmuller and Guidarino Guidi; photography: Gianni di Venanzo; editor: Leo Cattozzo; sound: Mario Faraoni and Alberto Bartolomei; production design (scenery): Piero Gherardi; music: Nino Rota; costume designer: Piero Gherardi; artistic collaboration: Brunello Rondi.
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni (Guido Anselmi); Anouk Aimée (Luisa Anselmi); Sandro Milo (Carla); Claudia Cardinale (Claudia); Rosella Falk (Rosella); Madeleine Lebeau (The actress); Caterina Boratto (The fashionable, unknown woman); Barbara Steele (Gloria Moran); Mario Pisu (Mario Mezzabotta); Guido Alberti (Pace, the producer); Mario Conocchia (Conocchia); Jean Rougeul (Fabrizio Carini, Daumier); Edra Gale (La Saraghina); Ian Dallas (Maurice, the magician); Annibale Ninchi (Guido's father); Giuditta Rissone (Guido's mother); Tito Masini (The Cardinal); Frazier Rippy (The Cardinal's secretary); Georgia Simmons (Guido's grandmother); Palma Mangini (Old peasant relative); Roberta Valli (Little girl at the farmhouse); Riccardo Guglielmi (Guido at the farmhouse); Marco Gemini (Guido as a schoolboy); Yvonne Casadei (Jacqueline onbon); Cesarino Miceli Picardi (Cesarino, the production supervisor); Bruno Agostino (Bruno Agostino, the production director); Olimpia Cavalli (Miss Olympia, as Carla in the screen tests); Maria Antonietta Beluzzi (La Saraghina in some screen tests); Comtesse Elisabetta Cini (The Cardinal in the screen tests); Polidor (One of the clowns in the parade); Mino Doro (Claudia's agent). The entire technical staff participated in the final circus scene.
Awards: Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, 1963; New York Film Critics Award, Best Foreign Film, 1963; Moscow Film Festival, Grand Prize, 1963.
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