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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 26, 1973|
|Born:||March 7, 1908||Cause of Death:||pancreatic cancer|
|Birth Place:||Italy||Profession:||Cast ...|
COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Cast (feature film)
A small boy in love with Rome grows up to film the city in all its charismatic chaos.
During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.
A streetwalker tries to save her son from a life of crime.
Prison drama in which an old timer and a younger, inexperienced woman are soon corrupted by their milieu.
A drifter ignites passions among the women of a Mississippi town.
A Roman nun who was a missionary in Africa for 20 years is sent to a convent near Naples where she grows very fond of a boy whose father has died. The child's mother is about to leave him to follow a worker she is in love with who has decided to emigrate to America.
A woman marries her late sister''''s husband but finds true love with his son from an earlier marriage.
A grieving widow embarks on a new romance when she discovers her late husband had been cheating on her.
The star of a theater company hesitates between three men.
Film director Blasetti is looking for a little girl for his new movie. Along with other mothers, Maddelena takes her daugther to Cinecittà, hoping she'll be selected and become a star. She is ready to sacrifice anything for little Maria, even if her husband would prefer they save their little money for the rent, instead of paying teachers, hairdressers or bribes for her illusions.
While awaiting Production Code seal approval in the USA this Italian-made production went through three American distributors in three years; first Motion Picture Sales Corporation that passed it off to Eagle Lion and finally to United Artits when they acquired Eagle Lion properties. Anna Magnani, a prostitute, is banished from Naples and returns to her home, a volcanic island off of southern Italy. There, she is accepted only by her younger sister and younger brother, and takes whatever job she can to get by. Rossano Brazzi, a diver by trade but a procuer for a prostitution ring---the white slave trade in those days---sets his cap for Anna's beautiful sister who has fallen in love with him. Anna sleeps with Brazzi to convince the sister he is bad news but the sister thinks otherwise. Later, on Brazzi's boat, Anna is pumping air to him while he is on an underwater dive and she resorts to the only course she has left to save her sister. She stops pumping. Feeling guilt and remorse she then climbs the island volcano as it begins erupting.
Towards the end of WWII, Italian underground workers stand up to the Nazis.
Umberto Solaro loses the love of his life Speranza, a noble but poor girl who has been forced to marry a rich Austrian army officer. Heartbroken Umberto becomes a riding instructor but during a competition his horse dies and he decides to give up equitation and become an aviator.
Misc. Crew (feature film)
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