Three petty criminals in Italy in the 50's dress up as priests to steal money from the poor.
Il Bidone captivates the viewer with his story of hope, despair and reconciliation. This is one of Fellini's most translated films, despite the impressive cast. We see, among others, Oscar-winning Broderick Crawford and Walk of Fame star Richard Basehart. The soundtrack was written by Nino Rota, who was later awarded an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award for his work on the "Godfather" trilogy.