|A Thousand Lire a Month|
|Directed by||Max Neufeld|
|Produced by||Ettore Rosboch|
|Written by|| Oreste Biancoli |
|Based on||Screenplay Havi 200 fix (1936) by László Vadnay|
|Starring|| Alida Valli |
|Music by||Carlo Innocenzi|
|Edited by||Giorgio Simonelli|
|Distributed by||Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane|
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