I go looking for that movie, I think. Sounds very interesting. They apparently stayed closer to the Gogol play, only changed the setting (from Tzarist Russia to Fascist Germany). This movie, Un Dollaro di Fifa, is of course a very, very free adaptation of the play. You're right about Tognazzi, a talented comedian, he has some of the film's best scenes. Franco and Ciccio had some talent too, but like you say, they were too manic.