Camillo, the parish priest, is no
shrinking violet. His straight
talk and willingness to use his fists
keep getting him into trouble with
the church hierarchy. Giuseppe Botazzi,
the town mayor known
as Peppone, is a communist
and therefore always arguing with
Don Camillo. The fights between
the priest and the mayor of the small
Italian town are legendary.
on the famous tale by Guareschi,
this movie was Terence Hill's debut
as director. Terence's son Ross had
a supporting role in this film,
son Jess played a small part as
a ghost in the original version
of the movie, being credited as
'Jess Hill nella parte del fantasma'
in the Italian uncut version.
Hill's 'Don Camillo' celebrated his
20th anniversary in 2003. Reason enough
for a special
report including details
of the filming, an interview with
Don Camillo actress Lorenza Residori
of the movie locations
showing how much has changed in the
last 20 years!