Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti
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Original film poster
Directed byNanni Loy
Written byAgenore Incrocci
Furio Scarpelli
Nanni Loy (dialogue)
Produced byFranco Cristaldi
StarringVittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori and Claudia Cardinale.
CinematographyRoberto Gerardi
Edited byMario Serandrei
Music byPiero Umiliani
Distributed byTitanus
Release date
December 1959 (Italy)
Running time
105 minutes
  • Italy
  • France[1]

Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti (also known as Fiasco in Milan or Hold-up à la milanaise) is a 1959 Italian comedy crime film directed by Nanni Loy. The film stars Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori and Claudia Cardinale.

It is the sequel to Mario Monicelli's I soliti ignoti (1958) and is followed by Big Deal After 20 Years (1985).


A Milanese gangster contacts Peppe (Gassman); he has identified him and his accomplices as the perpetrators of the bungled attempt at the Madonna Street pawn shop.

His offer is to reunite the same men for a daring robbery in Milan, where the local offices of football betting pool Totocalcio shift the weekly revenue on Sunday afternoon via a common car with just an accountant and a driver in it. The gang would have to travel north from Rome disguised among the supporters of A. S. Roma going to Milan for a football match, commit the robbery and then flee to Bologna via a souped-up car there to rejoin the returning sport fans.

The Milanese seems tough and smart and his proposal sounds very inviting for the small-time crooks who all have their problems trying to lead an "honest" life, but things will go differently.


Actor Role
Vittorio Gassman Peppe er pantera
Renato Salvatori Mario Angeletti
Claudia Cardinale Carmela Nicosia
Nino Manfredi Ugo Nardi, named "Piede Amaro"
Vicky Ludovisi Floriana
Riccardo Garrone Il milanese
Tiberio Murgia Ferribotte
Carlo Pisacane Capannelle
Gianni Bonagura Totocalcio accountant
Gina Amendola
(as Luigina Amendola)
Clara Bindi
(as Clara Bini)
Elena Fabrizi
(as Lella Fabrizi)
Mauro Lemma Gianni
Gastone Moschin Bookseller
Elvira Tonelli
Toni Ucci Totocalcio driver


Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti opened in Rome in December 1959.[2] It was shown in Paris in August 1962 with the title Hold-up la milanaise.[2]


  1. ^ "Audace colpo dei soliti ignoti" (in French). Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Fiasco in Milan". American Film Institute. Retrieved March 12, 2015.