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Sophia Loren
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Date of Birth: Sep 20, 1934

Country: Italy

Biography: Sophia Loren, OMRI; born Sofia Villani Scicolone; is an Italian actress. In 1962, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women,along with 21 awards, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance. Loren has won 50 international awards, including two Oscars, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award , a BAFTA Award and a Laurel Award. Her other films include The Pride and the Passion (1957), Houseboat (1958)...(Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 72 - You've Seen 0

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Behind the White Glasses (2017)
It is a musical portrait that shines a spotlight on unknown aspects of the creative, visionary and groundbreaking talent of filmmaker and writer, Lina Wertmüller.
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Voce umana (2014)
Voce umana (2014) - Short Film
'Human Voice' is based on Jean Cocteau's iconic one woman play of the same name. Set against the backdrop of Naples, Italy, in 1950, this romantic drama tells the story of Angela, (played by Sophia Loren), a woman in the twilight of her years who rides the emotional roller coaster of her last telephone conversation with the man she loves as he is leaving her for another woman. (imdb)
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Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)
In the unconventional documentary Becoming Bert Stern, the original mad-man photographer reveals himself for the first time. Becoming Bert Stern is a story of self-creation: rise, fall and reinvention. It explores creativity, celebrity, and desire through the eyes of a man who got everything he wanted. Almost. (imdb)
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Nine (2009)
Film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his life, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
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The Lives of the Saints (2004)
Vittorio Innocente, a young man, estranged from the tragedies of his Italian immigrant family, has spent his adult life denying his past. When his estranged father starts to stalk Vittorio's sister, Rita, with murderous intent, Vittorio is moved to return to his family and uncover the decades-old secrets that have torn his family apart. (imdb)
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Between Strangers (2002)
Toronto, 2001. Three women in spiritual crisis.
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Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Things don't seem to change much in Wabasha County: Max and John are still fighting after 35 years, Grandpa still drinks, smokes, and chases women , and nobody's been able to catch the fabled "Catfish Hunter", a gigantic catfish that actually smiles at fishermen who try to snare it... (imdb)
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Ready to Wear (1994)
A fashion show in Paris draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors... (imdb)
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Sabato, domenica e lunedì (1990)
Beautiful movie about the making of the Napolitan "ragu", centerpiece of the weekend which takes from Friday (shopping) through Saturday (talking about it)to Sunday (eating it). (IMDB Comments)
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Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980)
Dramatization of the life of Italian actress Sophia Loren who plays herself during adulthood and also that of her mother Romilda Villani.
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Firepower (1979)
Adele Tasca is convinced that her late spouse, a chemist, was murdered by a filthy rich, reclusive entrepreneur, Stegner. When she reports her suspicions to the authorities at the U.S. Justice Department, the officials squeeze mobster Sal Hyman to put a contract out on Stegner. Hyman, in turn, persuades retiree gunsmith Jerry Fanon and his assistant Catlett to bring down Steiger once and for all. (Rotten Tomatoes)
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Brass Target (1978)
General Patton tries to transfer the German gold stock to Frankfurt. But someone foils his plan. The military police begin to find the guilty... (imdb)
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Blood Feud (1978)
After a beautiful woman's husband is murdered by the Sicilian Mafia, she is romanced by both an attorney and a local crook while maintaining her proper image. (allrovi.com)
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A Special Day (1977)
The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loreon and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life. (imdb)
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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
"Outbreak" meets "The Runaway Train" as a motley group of passengers are quarantined on a train destined to prevent the spread of the disease at the cost of their lives. Government intrigue, international smuggling, and the legend of the Cassandra Crossing add to the suspense. (imdb)
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Gun Moll (1975)
A happy-go-lucky prostitute gets mixed up with the Mafia. (imdb)
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Brief Encounter (1974)
Two strangers, both married to others, meet in a railroad station and find themselves in a brief but intense affair. (imdb)
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Verdict (1974)
When her son is put on trial for murder, Teresa Leoni appeals to a senior judge, Président Leguen, to show leniency. When it becomes clear that her son's case will be prejudiced by his father's gangster past, Teresa takes matters into her own hands. She kidnaps Leguen's wife and threatens to kill her unless her son is acquitted. Leguen uses his powers to arrive at the desired outcome, but Teresa's victory proves to be anything but happy... (fr.wikipedia.org)
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The Voyage (1974)
Adriana loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother, Antonio, to marry Adriana. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in to rekindle her lust of life. Soon, Adriana begins having dizzy spells. Cesar helps her to a specialist, and the diagnosis is not good. She has an incurable disease. For the rest of their time together, Cesar woos Adriana and eventually proposes to her on a gondola. (imdb)
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Lady Liberty (1972)
Maddalena and Michele fall in love in Italy in the 1960s, while working at a meat factory in Emilia stormed by the workers' protest, but their love can't be, because he is married and Italy has no divorce. So she persuades him to move to the U.S., and joins him four years later, bringing a Mortadella (sort of salami, processed pork anyway) as a present. But Customs do not allow processed meat to enter the U.S. (imdb)
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Man of La Mancha (1972)
This musical version of Don Quixote is framed by an incident allegedly from the life of its author, Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote is the mad, aging nobleman who embarrasses his respectable family by his adventures. Backed by his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza, he duels windmills and defends his perfect lady Dulcinea (who is actually a downtrodden whore named Aldonza). (imdb)
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White Sister (1972)
A nun falls in love with her patient, who happens to be a communist. (imdb)
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La moglie del prete (1971)
Discovering her boyfriend is married, a young lady attempts to take her life, pausing only to phone a Help Line. Finding herself very much alive in hospital she meets the priest who took the call and, much taken with him, she starts trying to date him. (imdb)
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I Girasoli (1970)
An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia - like fifty thousand others during WWII. (imdb)
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More Than a Miracle (1967)
A fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The King of Spain has ordered Rodrigo to choose a wife among seven Italian Princesses, but he is smitten by the lowly peasant. With the help of both witches and saints, Isabella conquers the heart of her Prince after many amusing events--including an outrageous dishwashing contest of the peasant against the Princesses. (imdb)
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A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)
US politician Ogen Mears finds in his suite on the liner heading from Hong Kong to Hawaii a Russian countess, who is fed up with working as a taxi-dancer in Hong Kong. Mears falls in love, but there is his wife waiting for him in Hawaii, and a divorce would ruin his chances of being elected. (imdb)
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Ghosts - Italian Style (1967)
Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually it's Maria's lover, a very rich man, who showers her with presents. (imdb)
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Judith (1966)
A woman seeks justice for herself, her family, and her people in this emotional drama. Judith (Sophia Loren) is a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp; she was once married to Gustav Schiller (Hans Verner), a German, but with the onset of WWII, he threw his support behind the ruling Nazi party, and when his marriage to Judith went sour, he turned her in as a Jew, along with their son. While Judith made it out of the camp alive, she has no idea what happened to her son. (allrovi.com)
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Arabesque (1966)
Professor David Pollock (Gregory Peck) is an expert in ancient Arabic hieroglyphics. A Middle Eastern Prime Minister convinces Pollock to infiltrate the organization of a man named Beshraavi (Alan Badel), who is involved in a plot against the Prime Minister... (imdb)
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Operation Crossbow (1965)
This is the story of the methods used to defeat Hitler's V1 (doodlebug) and V2 (rocket) "revenge weapons" towards the end of the second world war. Even though the Nazis were in retreat these weapons could have turned their defeat into victory. The film includes references to Hannah Reich, who in real life was a test pilot and really did fly some of the first 'flying bombs'. (imdb)
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Lady L (1965)
Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through. (imdb)
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The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Action-packed look at the beginnings of the fall of the Roman Empire. Here is the glory, the greed and grandeur that was Rome. Here is the story of personal lust for power, and the shattering effects of that power's loss. Here is the tale of the plight of a people living on the brink of a political abyss.
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Marriage Italian-Style (1964)
Domenico, a successfull businessman, with an eye for the girls, begins an affair with Filumena when she is 17 years old... (imdb)
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La rabbia (1963)
"La Rabbia" employs documentary footage (from the 1950's) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question, Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, and fear? The film is in two completely separate parts, and the directors of these respective sections, left-wing Pier Paolo Pasolini and conservative Giovanni Guareschi, offer the viewer contrasting analyses of and prescriptions for modern society. (imdb)
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Showman (1963)
Albert and David Maysles (Gimme Shelter) directed this 53-minute documentary about movie tycoon Joseph E. Levine (1963). (themoviedb.com)
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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
Stories about three very different women and the men they attract. (imdb)
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The Condemned of Altona (1962)
The Shocking Story of What Happened in the Mansion Called Altona!
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Five Miles to Midnight (1962)
A woman tries to free herself from her husband by helping him fake his own death. (TCM.com)
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Boccaccio
Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron... (imdb)
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Madame Sans-Gêne (1962)
Catherine, an out-spoken Parisian laundress follows Napoleon's army to the battlefront to be near her Sergeant Lefevre. The couple perform a deed of heroism which abets Napoleon's victory, so that after the war the grateful Emperor bestows on the now married couple the title of Duke and Duchess. Catherine squabbles with Napoleon's haughty sisters, scandalizes the nobility with her lack of courtly manners, flirts with the men - and consistently creates havoc... (imdb)
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El Cid (1961)
Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain. (imdb)
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Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Story of theatrical troupe that travels through the Old West. (imdb)
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Two Women (1960)
Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter, Rosetta, flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second world war. They travel to the village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in the village, the mother does everything to protect Rosetta. However, on one occasion they both get raped by soldiers hiding in a church... (imdb)
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The Millionairess (1960)
When her father dies, Epifania Parerga, an Italian in London, becomes the world's richest woman. She feels incomplete without a husband and falls in love with a humble, Indian physician, Ahmed el Kabir, much loved by his indigent English patients... (imdb)
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A Breath of Scandal (1960)
A European princess jeopardizes her crown when she falls for an American millionaire. (TCM.com)
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It Started in Naples (1960)
Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old little boy named Nando, who is being raised by Michael's sister-in-law Lucia Curcio. Mike immediately disapproves of Nando's Italian-style (in other words "lax") education... (imdb)
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That Kind of Woman (1959)
In 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man"... (imdb)
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Houseboat (1958)
Tom Winston, a widower, is trying to understand and raise three precocious children alone. He gets a little unexpected help from Cinzia, when the children decide she is be the new maid. She is actually an Italian socialite who is trying to get away from her overprotective father. (imdb)
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The Key (1958)
In wartime England, circa 1941, poorly-armed tugs are sent into "U-Boat Alley" to rescue damaged Allied ships. An American named David Ross arrives to captain one of these tugs. He's given a key by a fellow tugboat-man -- a key to an apartment and its pretty female resident. Should something happen to the friend, Ross can use the key. (imdb)
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Desire Under the Elms (1958)
Ephraim Cabot (Burl Ives) is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into early graves... (imdb)
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The Black Orchid (1958)
After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her husband to a life of crime, and they blame her for his death. Widower Frank Valente is attracted to Rose, and must convince her that real love exists. He must also deal with his own daughter, who has her own reasons for opposing his marriage to Rose. (imdb)
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Boy on a Dolphin (1957)
Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold stature of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes. Her shiftless boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous art collector, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government. (imdb)
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Legend of the Lost (1957)
American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure. (IMDb)
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The Pride and the Passion (1957)
The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the French who have conquered Spain under Napoleon as he marched over Europe. A huge cannon, perhaps the largest in the world at that time, is discarded by the army as they retreat from the French invaders. A "ragtag" group of Spanish loyalists find "The Gun" (C.S. Forester's book title) and begin to restore it so they may tow it across Spain to the French stronghold in Avila... (imdb)
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Il segno di Venere (1955)
The story of two cousins: one unattractive, desperately searching for the man of her dreams, and the other beautiful, but totally uninterested in sentimental affairs. However, it is the second who finds the right man, while the former is left searching. (bfi)
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La Bella Mugnaia (1955)
A rich man's attempts to steal away a poor man's wife set the stage for this comic farce, set in Naples in 1860. (AllMovie)
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Pane, amore e... (1955)
Marshall Antonio Carotenuto comes back to native Sorrento to take care of the local fire brigade. But since Sofia, a very nice fishmonger, occupies his native house Antonio share another home with Donna Violante, secretly fall in love with him. Sofia accepts to marry Antonio almost as a joke to make Nicolino, a traffic policeman, getting jealous. The chances for the two deloused sweethearts aren't over as it could appear. (imdb)
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Woman of the River (1954)
When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is working as a cutter to support herself and an infant son, and warns her that Gino has escaped from prison and is seeking revenge. She rejects his offer to protect her. Gino finds Nives, mourning the drowning death of their son.
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Tempi nostri - Zibaldone n. 2 (1954)
Five episodes,each illustrating an aspect of post-war Italian life: 1. Mara 2. Il pupo 3. Scena all'aperto 4. Casa d'altri 5. Don Corradino (bfi)
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Two Nights with Cleopatra (1954)
In this 1954 comedy, siren Sophia Loren plays two roles: Cleopatra and the slave girl who doubles for her. Every night, the Egyptian queen beds the soldier who guards her door, but the price he pays is his life. So, when a Roman soldier (played by Italian comedy king Alberto Sordi) is placed on Cleopatra's detail but becomes smitten with her look-alike slave instead, romantic complications put a wrinkle on this strange tradition. (netflix)
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Attila (1954)
Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourage of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself. (imdb)
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Poverty and Nobility (1954)
The plot involves poverty-stricken Felice and his friend, don Pasquale, masquerading as aristocratic relatives of a young woman in order to get her parents approval for a marriage to a young prince. (neac.eat-online.net)
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Too Bad She
When young and attractive Lina Stroppiani, a thief like the rest of her family, tries to steal the taxi of Paolo, together with two accomplices, she can't possibly know that this will have far reaching consequences... (imdb)
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The Gold of Naples (1954)
Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing her husband's ring; the funeral of a dead child; the gambler Count Prospero B. defeated by a kid; the unexpected and unusual wedding of Teresa, a prostitute; the "professor" Ersilio Micci, a "wisdom seller". (imdb)
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Ci troviamo in galleria (1953)
Gardenio, an old and unlucky artist, organizes little tours in small towns. By chance he discovers Caterina's vocal talent, hires her, and shortly after marries her. She turns into a true star but Gardenio, feeling useless, decides to seek success on his own. Finally his talent is understood, but when he finds out that Caterina had secretly financed the show... he thanks her publicly and the two return together! (movie-time)
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Aida (1953)
Sophia Loren, complete with blackface and an Afro, came to international acclaim in this fairly literal version of the Giuseppe Verdi opera. Loren (with singing dubbed by Renata Tebaldi) portrays the title character, an Ethiopian slave owned by Amneris (Lois Maxwell), the daughter of the Egyptian king. Aida's romantic heart is her weakness, as she must choose between loyalty to her conquered race and romance with Radames (Luciano della Marra), an officer of the Egyptian army. (allrovi.com)
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Carosello napoletano (1953)
Pageant of the singing city of Naples from its earliest beginnings to the present day. (bfi)
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A Day in Court (1953)
Magistrate (Judge) Del Russo presides over four cases brough before him during a period of one day. "Adultery in 16mm" focus on Elena who brings her salesman husband to court on charges of abandonment where he springs surprise evidence involving her affair with her lawyer. In "The Priest and the Prostitute," Don Michele, a young priest, is charged with wrecking a pool room who claims he was robbed by Anna, a prostitute, and beaten by her pimp. (imdb)
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Girls Marked Danger (1952)
Offers a voyeuristic glimpse at the sub rosa world of 20th century white slavery. Veteran Hollywood heavy Marc Lawrence plays a vice lord who recruits innocent young Italian ladies for his nefarious purposes, on the pretext of hiring them to be cabaret dancers in South America. Despite the fact that none of Lawrence's "girls" ever return home, the new candidates suspect nothing as they sign up for the tour. (allmovie.com)
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Le sei mogli di Barbablù (1952)
Escaping the clutches of despotic wife, an angry little man takes on the identity of a famous American detective and is forced to investigate a famous criminal nicknamed "Bluebeard". (negozioitalia)
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Quo Vadis (1951)
Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia and falls in love with her. She is a Christian and doesn't want to have anything to do with a warrior. Though she grew up Roman, the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome... (imdb)
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Hearts at Sea (1950)
Paolo Silvestri, grandson of a retired admiral, and Massimo Falchetti, son of a rich shipping magnate, are studying at Leghorn Academy. The two friends both love the sea, but whilst Paolo has the Navy in his blood, Massimo hates military discipline. By chance Massimo meets Doris, a film actress, whom he begins to court. Paolo also gets to know Doris, and although he is engaged to Fioretta, a good and honest girl, he too falls in love with the film star.
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