WorldCat Identities

Zampi, Mario 1903-1963

Overview
Works: 26 works in 59 publications in 3 languages and 163 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Posters 
Roles: Director, Performer, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Mario Zampi Publications about Mario Zampi
Publications by  Mario Zampi Publications by Mario Zampi
posthumous Publications by Mario Zampi, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Mario Zampi
The Naked truth by Peter Sellers ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A satire on gutter journalism
Laughter in paradise by Mario Zampi ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eccentric old practical joker dies leaving $140,000 to each of four relatives, on various conditions. A timid, conscientious bank clerk is to hold up the bank manager with a water pistol; a domestic tyrant is to get a job as a maid and keep it for a month; a playboy and gambler is to propose to and marry the first girl he meets; a writer of cheap thrillers is to commit a crime which will send him to jail for a month. These exploits, presented simultaneously, are attempted with varying success
Terry Thomas Comedy double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Too Many Crooks: Accident-prone Fingers runs a pretty unsuccessful gang. They try and rob wealthy but tricky Billy Gordon - who distrusts banks and fears the Inland Revenue - but he sees Fingers and the boys off. So they decide to kidnap his daughter, only to end up with his wife Lucy. Gordon makes out he couldn't be more pleased, spuring Lucy to take charge of the hopeless bunch of villains
Too many crooks ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fingers and his gang of criminals have the reputation for being the most dim-witted crooks London has ever seen. Although depressed by yet another failure and the fact Fingers is a ruthlessly inefficient leader, he hatches a new plan: to rob a loose-living millionaire of his tax-dodging hoard of banknotes. But when the incompetent gang meet one failure after another, they decide to switch the object of their theft and kidnap the tycoon's beloved daughter instead and whilst the idea sounds a brilliant switch, it's execution will yield them disasters of a great magnitude"--Madman.com.au
Alastair Sim collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The green man: "Hawkins, a timid watchmaker with a part time job - he is also a professional assassin who bumps off all the people we love to hate. But when pompous MP Sir Gregory Upshot is the intended target, bungling vacuum-cleaner salesman William Blake always gets in the way. As the time of the assassination draws nearer, Hawkins tracks his victim to a dilapidated seaside hotel called The Green Man, and the laughs and tension steadily rise to a brilliant climax."--Container
Esta es la noche Happy ever after ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El alcalde de Rathberney en Irlanda es asesinado y le sucede un pariente lejano que está dispuesto a limpiar la ciudad de todo tipo de rateros, desaprensivos y delincuentes. Pero los ciudadanos deciden eliminarlo
The naked truth by Mario Zampi ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tonight's the night ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"To inaugurate the annual fox and hounds hunt in the tiny Irish village of Rathbarney, the local squire, eighty-two-year-old General O'Leary, attempts to perform the initial horse jump but is thrown and mortally injured. On his deathbed, the general forgives all debts owed to him by numerous villagers and makes bequests to several who are not mentioned in his will, including his manservant, Thady O'Heggarty, and his cousin, Major Montague 'Monty' McGlusky. Upon the general's death, the estate is inherited by a distant, great-nephew, Jasper O'Leary, who arrives from London just after Monty's recently widowed, impoverished sister Serena returns to the village. Serena's return worries Monty's other sister, Kathy, who fears that Serena may resume an earlier romance with Dr. Michael Flynn, who is currently Kathy's beau. After the villagers have welcomed Jasper at the railway station, Thady drives him to the house, which Jasper describes as resembling a mausoleum. From Thady, Jasper learns about one of his ancestors, Gen. Mike O'Leary, who killed fifty English foreigners and whose ghost still walks the house on O'Leary Night, causing those who see him to drop dead or go mad. At the pub, Thady introduces Jasper to several of the local characters and although Jasper agrees not to postpone the Hunt Ball, he makes it clear that he intends to collect all monies owed to the late general, which include substantial amounts from the publican, Dooley, and the bailiff Divarsian. Jasper also warns a local poacher to stay off his land. Although Regan, the local bookmaker, claims that the general owed him money, he is unable to prove it to Jasper's satisfaction. The villagers ask Monty to talk with Jasper on their behalf, but at the ball, Jasper learns about the bequests and informs Monty that he will honor none of the deathbed ramblings of an aged lunatic. Jasper further antagonizes the locals when he announces that this will be the last ball and that he will no longer support the hunt as he is opposed to blood sports. With this announcement, the villagers leave the ball although Serena stays to spar romantically with Jasper until Michael, enamored once more of Serena, finds them kissing and warns her that she is not to see Jasper again. Later, at the pub, several of the villagers react warmly to Regan's suggestion that someone should murder Jasper and they draw lots, but the assignment falls to Terence, the ineffectual pub assistant, who promptly faints, forcing the others to devise their own methods to eliminate Jasper. After pursuing two poachers, Lannigan and O'Connor, who have teamed up in a failed assassination attempt, Jasper collapses and is warned by Michael that he should see a heart doctor as he is in danger of dying from a sudden shock. Terence, meanwhile, fashions a bomb which he places in Jasper's car, but when Regan and his partner, working separately from Terence, attempt to sabotage the unoccupied car, the bomb explodes. When Jasper and Serena return from a trip to Dublin to buy a new sports car, they are met by a jealous Michael who tells Serena that they are through. After Serena declines an invitation to accompany Jasper on a trip to Italy, he proposes marriage instead, and she readily agrees. Word of Jasper's heart condition reaches the worthies at the pub and Thady, suddenly remembering that this is O'Leary Night, when the ghost walks, decides to kill Jasper by inducing a heart attack. He dresses up as the phantom, as does Monty, who has had the same idea. Simultaneously, other methods of assassination are being planned: Regan heads to the manor house with a sten gun; the poachers devise a decapitation scheme; Dooley, Terence and Divarsion intend to dynamite the house. Things go wrong, however, when the two 'ghosts' meet and scare one another and when Terence, about to detonate the dynamite, discovers Jasper setting fire to the house as part of an insurance fraud. The would-be assassins have to abandon their attempts temporarily and assume their roles in the volunteer, village fire-brigade summoned to put out the fire. Midst all the confusion, Serena, Michael and the local priest arrive along with a solicitor who handled the general's legal affairs. The priest says that just before the general died, he gave him an envelope to be opened on O'Leary Night. The envelope contains a new will, which the general decreed should be destroyed if Jasper has proven to be a worthy successor. If Jasper has not endeared himself to the villagers, then the new will, which leaves everything to Monty, should be revealed. After the solicitor confirms that the new will is legal and binding, Jasper sees no reason to contest it, fearing more attempts on his life, and agrees to leave immediately. Serena decides to go with him, much to Kathy's and Michael's delight. The villagers are ecstatic, and when another O'Leary's ghost approaches them, they assume that he is one of their number and joke with him, but become panic-stricken when the ghost walks through a solid wall"--AFI catalog, 1951-1960
Five golden hours ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Aldo Bondi is a con man, preying on widows by working as a professional pallbearer, consoling them and living off their wealth. He meets his match, however, when he comes across the lovely Baroness Sandra during her husband's funeral. When Aldo involves the Baroness in a scheme, she runs off with the loot, leading Aldo to come up with an even more extravagant plot in a mental institution to keep three angry widows from finishing off, too
David Niven ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Heritage et vieux fantomes = Happy ever after by Mario Zampi ( Visual )
in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Top secret ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Verità quasi nuda ( Visual )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hechizo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
French without tears ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Terry Thomas Comedy Too many crooks & Make mine mink ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Happy ever after ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
La verdad al desnudo = The naked truth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Wer zuletzt lacht ( Book )
1 edition published in 1951 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Geordie ; [and] Laughter in paradise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (46)
Spanish (1)
French (1)