Paola, a Milan call girl, returns home to her village in an attempt to go straight. Rejected by her father, blackmailed by a former lover, and lusted after by her brother-in-law, she turns to her beloved sister for support.
There's a girl like her in every town!
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started the film in July 1943 as "Scalo merci" with Oretta Fiume
in the leading role. The production was halted several times because of the war (during which time Oretta Fiume was replaced by Elli Parvo
) only to be shelved in early 1944. In the spring of 1944, Marcello Pagliero
took over the project. He modified the screenplay and changed the settings altogether (railway men became woodcutters). The final product, presented to the public in May 1946, includes some of the scenes shot by Rossellini See more
Referenced in My Voyage to Italy