Fame and the Devil

Al diavolo la celebrità

91 mins
6.4 / 10 (48)


Timid young interpreter Professor Bricci is hopelessly in love with Ellen Rawlins, the secretary of his diplomat boss. When he finds a magic artifact that enables him to assume the bodies and personalities of recently deceased individuals, the professor sets out to make Ellen fall in love with him.

MUBI's take

A spirited variation on Faust, Mario Monicelli and Steno’s magical comedy is instantly recognisable to anyone who’s taken convoluted measures trying to woo a crush. The story’s body-swapping allows for delightfully unpredictable comic performances: you could say that the devil is in the details.

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