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January 1965

1965 - 30 January - " Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca " – RAI UNO – Seventh episode

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

8 episodes from the homonymous book written by Vamba

Seventh episode : Giannino in collegio

Broadcast : 30 Gennaio 1965
Directed by : Lina Wertmüller
Lyrics and dialogues : Lina Wertmuller
* Original soundtrack : Nino Rota
* Arrangements  and orchestra conduction : Luis Enriquez Bacalov
* Costumes : Piero Tosi

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

* Recurring roles :

  Mrs. Stoppani, Giannino's mother : Valeria Valeri 

  Mr. Stoppani, Giannino's father     : Ivo Garrani

  Brother -in - law , Collalto             : Paolo Ferrari  

  Brother- in - law, Maralli               : Arnoldo Foà

  Giannino's sisters :                      

                                  Virginia : Milena Vucotic 

                                  Ada      : Alida Cappellini 

                                  Luisa    : Pierpaola Bucchi

 Aunt Bettina  : Elsa Merlini

Guest cast 
  Mr. Stanislao, College Pierpaoli headmaster       : Sergio Tofano
  Mrs. Gertrude, College  Pierpaoli headmistress   : Bice Valori
  College cook    :  Checco Durante 

  Assistant cook :  Gennarino Palombo
  Balestra ,Giannino's friend :  Roberto Chevalier

  Barozzo, Giannino's boarding school : Edoardo Nevola

* In this episode Rita sings

* La pappa col pomodoro :
Nostalgia di casa “
“ Siam tutti per uno( uno per tutti )“
“ W la pappa col pomodoro
“ –  the college all cast
Un amico


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.