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January 1965

1965 - 2 January - " Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca " - RAI UNO - Third episode

Il GIORNALINO DI GIAN BURRASCA -  ( Johnny the Storm's Diary )

 8 episodes from the homonymous book written by Vamba


 Third  episode –“ Il piumino nell’occhio

Broadcast : 2 Gennaio 1965
* Direction: Lina Wertmüller
Lyrics and dialogues : Lina Wertmuller
* Original soundtrack : Nino Rota
* Arrangements and orchestra  conduction: : Luis Enriquez Bacalov
* Costums : Piero Tosi

* Starring : Rita Pavone as Giannino Stoppani, nickname "Gian Burrasca "

* Recurring roles :

  Mrs .Stoppani, Giannino's mother : Valeria Valeri 

  Mr. Stoppano, Giannino's father    : Ivo Garrani

  Brother- in - law, Collalto              : Paolo Ferrari

  Brother- in-  law, Maralli                : Arnoldo Foà

  Giannino's sister :

                             Virginia : Milena Vucotic

                             Ada      : Alida Cappellini 

                             Luisa    : Pierpaola Bucchi

  Aunt Bettina : Elsa Merlini

Guest cast : 
  Mr. Tyrynnanzy  : Alfredo Bianchini

  Mr. Luigi : Enzo Guarini

  Mrs. Olga : Marisa Osmodei

In this episode Rita sings :
Viva la pappa col pomodoro
I Tigrotti di Mompracen “
“ Sei la mia mamma “


 “Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca “ can be considered perhaps the biggest personal TV triumph of Rita Pavone in the role of Giannino Stoppani, a
twelve years - old boy called Gian Burrasca ( Johnny the Storm ), a real little rascal.
The musical, in 8 episodes, based on the famous homonymous book written by Vamba , original music by Nino Rota, arrangements by Luis Enriquez Bacalov - both of them prize Academy Award winners -, sets and costumes by Piero Tosi and directed by Lina Wertmuller , scored
an unprecedented success, perhaps one of the biggest EVENTS of the Italian Television ever.
Rita’s “Viva la pappa col pomodoro “ – the main theme of the musical – will sell more then 1 millions copies all over the world.