Big Deal on Madonna Street Film Still

Big Deal on Madonna Street

Mario Monicelli

 
Big Deal on Madonna Street (Criterion DVD)

DVD

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  • Italy
  • 1958
  • 106 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #113

An all-star cast and jazzy score highlight this charming comedy, a deft satire of classic caper films like Rififi. Big Deal on Madonna Street hilariously details the plight of a sad-sack group of bumbling thieves and their desperate attempts to pull off the perfect heist.

Disc Features

  • Gorgeous new digital transfer
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover illustrations by John Wilkinson, design by David Zachary Cohen

Film Essays

Big Deal on Madonna Street

By Bruce Eder June 04, 2001

Mario Monicelli’s Big Deal on Madonna Street is that genuine rarity in popular culture: a satire that not only helped kill off one movie genre, but started a whole new subgenre in the process. . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Big Deal on Madonna Street

By Bruce Eder June 04, 2001

Mario Monicelli’s Big Deal on Madonna Street is that genuine rarity in popular culture: a satire that not only helped kill off one movie genre, but started a whole new subgenre in the process. . . . Read more »