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February 1965

1965 - 6 February- " Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca " - RAI UNO - Eighth and last episode

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

8 episodes from the homonymous book written by Vamba


Eighth and last episode  : Addio Giornalino -

Broadcast : 6 Febbraio 1965
* Directed by : 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. 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 :
Roberto Chevalier

* In this episode Rita sings :
Viva la pappa col pomodoro “
“ Rettangolini di carta colorata

Frottole, frottole “   - performed with Roberto Chevalier 

* A medley from the entire musical   
“ Addio Giornalino



“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 , 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.

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