Doris Dowling


Doris Dowling

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Bitter Rice - Movie Poster
Here is an original Italian movie poster for Bitter Rice (aka Riso Amaro, 1949), directed by Giuseppe De Santis.
The Blue Dahlia - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Paramount Pictures' The Blue Dahlia (1946), starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

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Lost Weekend, The (1945) - Vicious Circles New York alcoholic Don (Ray Milland), scheming to keep up appearances, visits with barkeep Nat (Howard Da Silva) and hooker Gloria (Doris Dowling), in a bar modeled on the real P-J Clarke's, in Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend, 1945.
Blue Dahlia, The (1946) - You're Not Worth It Just-returned soldier Johnny (Alan Ladd) is gutted when his boozy and unfaithful wife Helen (Doris Dowling) tells him how their son really died, in The Blue Dahlia, 1946, from Raymond Chandler's original script.
Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) - Embrace Me Still in the opening sequence, Walter (Vittorio Gassman) almost caught by fellow thugs at the train station, getting help first from girlfriend Francesca (Doris Dowling), then stranger Silvana (Silvana Mangano), in Riso Amaro, a.k.a. Bitter Rice, 1949.
Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) - Call Me Argentina Veteran Silvana (Mangano) and rookie Francesca (Doris Dowling) arrive with fellow rice workers (Anna Maestri, Dody Ristori, Maria Grazia Francia, et al) bumping soldiers from the barracks, and meeting sergeant Marco (Raf Vallone), in Riso Amaro, a.k.a. Bitter Rice, 1949.
Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) - Only Women Can Do It Location shots by Otello Martelli in the Po river valley, Lamberto Maggiorani, star of The Bicycle Thief as a radio announcer, serious Neo-Realist credentials, opening critic-turned-director Giuseppe de Santis' Riso Amaro, a.k.a. Bitter Rice, 1949.
Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) - That's How They Betray Us Musical labor clash in the Po valley rice fields, the contract girls led by Silvana (Mangano), resenting the speedy "illegals," led by her friend Francesca (Doris Dowling), in Giuseppe de Santis' Riso Amaro, a.k.a. Bitter Rice, 1949.
Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) - Opposites Attract Friends again, in lingerie in their barracks, Francesca (Doris Dowling) telling Silvana (Mangano) about her fugitive boyfriend, Gabriella (Maria Grazia Francia) suffering from work in the rice paddies, in Riso Amaro, a.k.a. Bitter Rice, 1949.

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