Bebo's Girl


1h 46m 1964

Film Details

Also Known As
La ragazza di Bube
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 11 Nov 1964
Production Company
C. C. F. Lux; Lux Film; Ultra Film; Vides
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel La ragazza di Bube by Carlo Cassola (Turin, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

When the war in Italy ends in 1944 and partisan fighters make their way back to their homes, a young partisan nicknamed Bebo stops off at a village in Tuscany to pay his respects to the family of his closest friend, who was killed by the Germans. During his short stay, he meets his dead comrade's naive and innocent half-sister, Mara. They begin to date; Mara is bored with her peasant life and finds excitement in spending time with a local hero. Later, Bebo is involved in a flareup between partisans and Fascists and kills the son of the local police chief. He asks Mara's father for her hand in marriage; later, he is warned that he must go into hiding, and Mara consents to accompany him after he buys her a pair of high-heeled shoes and takes her out to a restaurant. On the road, Bebo saves the life of Father Ciolfi, a collaborationist priest. Mara becomes increasingly attracted to Bebo, but they are separated when he is forced to flee the country. Mara finds work at a city print shop and meets Stefano, a serious, sensitive writer who falls in love with her. Mara begins to wonder if her feelings for Bebo were anything more than infatuation, but when she learns that he has been returned from France and is about to stand trial she visits him in prison. She tries to help him at the trial but is tongue-tied before the judge; and when Bebo is sentenced to 14 years in prison she realizes that she has remained "Bebo's girl" and decides to wait for him.

Film Details

Also Known As
La ragazza di Bube
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 11 Nov 1964
Production Company
C. C. F. Lux; Lux Film; Ultra Film; Vides
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel La ragazza di Bube by Carlo Cassola (Turin, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Released in Italy in 1963 as La ragazza di Bube; running time: 110 min; Paris opening: September 1964 as La ragazza.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 11, 1964

Released in United States Fall November 11, 1964