The Passionate Thief

On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs into an old acting acquaintance (Toto), who is helping a professional pickpocket (Ben Gazzara) steal from people during the hustle-bustle of New Year's Eve festivities. During the course of the evening, they have numerous crazy, humorous adventures all over Rome at different parties, restaurants, and even the Trevi fountain. Magnani's character (Tortorella) falls for Gazzara's character (Lello) without knowing what he's up to, while Toto tries to placate them both.


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Summary Details
DistributorRialto Pictures
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 46 min
GenresComedy Drama
In Release392 days/56 weeks
Widest Release2 theaters
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
Dec 5-1166$14,006-1-$14,006$14,0061
Dec 12-1876$4,398-68.6%1-$4,398$18,4042
Apr 3-987$3,237----$21,64118
Apr 10-1682$7,188+122.1%2-$3,594$28,82919
Apr 24-30101$2,710-1-$2,710$31,53921