Foreign Titles

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at 5 Nov 2018, 21:08

Hello moderators / webmasters -

What is the policy or procedure MSDb has in regard to movies listed under their foreign title?  

For example, if one were to search for the Clint Eastwood movie "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly", it will not appear in the search results.  This is because it's listed in its original Italian title "

There are a fair number of films listed this way (even a few American and British movies listed in foreign titles).

I await to hear your judgement / decision / ruling on this before listing any further titles.



Moderator michaella92 

at 6 Nov 2018, 04:51

Hey there, CaptainOT! I've added "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" as an alternative title to "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo". It should now pop up under the search engine when you search for "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly". MSDB keeps the original title as the main title but for many titles, we need to manually add extra alternative titles. If you or anyone finds a title that's problematic & isn't popping up when searched, please let us know so we can correct it. I've also noticed that some titles (it seems mostly TV series) require quotations around the name in order to pop up on the search engine. If anyone finds a title like that, please let us know. Both issues are easily fixed thankfully but we need your help to figure out which titles are in need of editing. Thank you for bringing up a very important issue! We've been discussing a better solution to this issue that wouldn't require manual editing but at least we have a fix 😊


at 6 Nov 2018, 21:09

American movies with foreign titles listed:

Foreign movies and their American titles:
Lady Hamilton (1941)  -  That Hamilton Woman!
Coup d'Etat (2017)  -  Dear Dictator
Notre-Dame de Paris (1956)  -  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Cailgola (1979)  -  Caligula
Elena et les hommes (1956)  -  Paris Does Strange Things
Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)  - Last Tango In Paris
C'era una volta il West (1968)  -  Once Upon a Time in the West
Per un pugno di dollari (1964)  -  A Fistful of Dollars
Per qualche dollaro in piu (1965)  -  For A Few Dollars More

This movie has two alternate titles:
Giu la testa (1971)  -  Duck, You Sucker  /   A Fistful of Dynamite

Hope others will follow my lead and post other foreign titles...  thanks in advance!

Moderator michaella92 

at 6 Nov 2018, 22:16

All alternative titles added. Thank you!


at 7 Dec 2018, 14:04

Another list of titles - thanks in advance for correcting these!

American movies with foreign titles listed:

Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)

tick... tick... tick... (1970)

The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

Armored Command (1961)

Foreign movies and their American titles:

Histoires extraordinaires (1968) - Spirits of the Dead

L'avventuriero (1967) - The Rover

Professione: reporter (1975) - The Passenger

Les félins (1964) - Joy House

I girasoli (1970) - Sunflower

Matrimonio all'italiana (1964) - Marriage Italian Style

La ciociara (1960) - Two Women

Le locataire (1976) - The Tenant

De la part des copains (1970) - Cold Sweat

Soleil rouge (1971) - Red Sun

Het Proces (1962) - The Trial

The Stranger Came Home (1954) - The Unholy Four

Thanks again!


Moderator MoviePics1001 

at 8 Dec 2018, 20:14

Last post is all set. Thanks!
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