The Overcoat (1952)

The Overcoat was released on DVD on December 6, 2011
The Overcoat cover

Storyline:

Based on Nikolai Gogol’s story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose only desire is for a new overcoat. The town Mayor (Giulio Stival) is planning a reception for some visiting VIP’s in honor of a new, wasteful piece of construction. The clerk bungles his assignment and is fired. He discoveres a bribary scheme by the architects and, to keep him quiet, he’s given his job back plus a bonus. He buys his long-cherished overcoat, and it makes him so presentable he wins a new found respect from everybody. But his coat is stolen and the bitter weather causes him to contact a fever and he dies. His funeral upsets the Mayor’s reception when he returns as a ghost.

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On DVD:

US DVD Release Date December 6, 2011
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time 99 Minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date December 6, 2011
Actors Giulio Stival, Yvone Sanson, Renato Rascel
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Studio E1 Entertainment
MPAA Not-Rated (Approved)
Genre(s) Drama
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