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Director:
Writers:
Roberto Rossellini (story)
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Release Date:
15 February 1950 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Raging Island...Raging Passions !
Plot:
Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Ingrid and the volcano See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Ingrid Bergman ... Karen
Mario Vitale ... Antonio
Renzo Cesana ... The Priest
Mario Sponzo ... The Man from the Lighthouse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gaetano Famularo ... Man with guitar (uncredited)
Roberto Onorati ... Man (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roberto Rossellini 
 
Writing credits
Roberto Rossellini (story)

Sergio Amidei (collaboration) (as Sergio Amedei) &
Gian Paolo Callegari (collaboration) (as G. P. Callegari) &
Art Cohn (collaboration) &
Renzo Cesana (collaboration)

Félix Morlión (screenplay collaboration) (as Father Félix Morlión)

Roberto Rossellini  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Roberto Rossellini .... producer
 
Original Music by
Renzo Rossellini 
 
Cinematography by
Otello Martelli (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roland Gross (uncredited)
Alfred L. Werker (US version) (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcello Caracciolo Di Laurino .... assistant director (as Marcello Caracciolo)
 
Sound Department
Eraldo Giordani .... sound (as E. Giordani)
Terry Kellum .... sound
Gilles Barberis .... audio restorer (uncredited)
Valerio Secondini .... audio restorer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aldo Bonifazi .... key grip
G.B. Poletto .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jolanda Benvenuti .... cutting (as Yolanda Benvenuti)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director (as Constantin Bakaleinikoff)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
107 min | France:103 min | Sweden:106 min | USA:81 min | UK:91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (cut) | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (PCA #14334) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
U.S. Senator Edwin C. Johnson denounced the film, saying, "The degenerate Rosselini has deceived the American people with an idiotic story of a volcano and a pregnant woman. We must protect ourselves against such scourges."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the police officer is typing the report, he does not strike nearly enough keys to produce the amount of information shown on the paper.See more »
Quotes:
Karin:[Last lines] God... my God... help me! Give me the strength... the understanding... and the courage. God, God, God, oh my God, merciful God... God, God, God!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Quand j'étais chanteur (2006)See more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Ingrid and the volcano, 29 August 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

While Ingrid Bergman was in Europe shooting Under Capricorn for Alfred Hitchcock, she had a meeting with Italian director Robert Rosellini which would dramatically change her life and lead to one of the major film scandals of the 20th Century. She and Rosellini began an affair which resulted in her pregnancy which stars did not go public with back in those days. Especially if they were already married. It led to her Hollywood exile. But all that came after she agreed to leave Hollywood and star in Rosellini's new film Stromboli.

The financing of the film according to the Citadel Film series book the Films of Ingrid Bergman was from Howard Hughes. And RKO Studios released it here in the USA. According to Rosellini American censors butchered the film and he disowned the American product. It got mixed reviews over here, a lot of that due to Ingrid's indiscretions. It is fascinating how stars get bound to an image. No one who played saints and nuns on the screen could be involved in anything as sordid as an illicit affair resulting in a pregnancy. Our puritanical selves exiled here for years, she would not do another American production until her second Oscar film Anastasia.

Watching Stromboli today I have to say that the story did not make Ingrid a sympathetic figure in the film. She's a displaced refugee after World War II and marries an Italian soldier discharged who takes her to his home on a Mediterranean volcanic island named Stromboli. The people there make their living as fishermen and Bergman who has some education feels totally out of place. She can't make any friends there save for a lighthouse keeper Mario Sponza. That friend her husband Mario Vitale doesn't like and he beats her when he suspects an affair.

Even after Bergman discovers she's pregnant she still wants to leave Stromboli bad. In a scene that I can't believe got by the censors she's even trying to seduce the village priest who offers her pious platitudes and nothing more.

Looming over all is the volcano and these people who know any minute that the volcano could destroy them all, just live and accept where they are. Someone who wants to get out as bad as Bergman does, simply doesn't compute in their lives.

Best scenes of all with the realism that Rosellini made his stock and trade are the scenes fishing and the volcano activities. Fishing was truly a group activity as you'll see and the volcano is up close and personal.

I could never sympathize with Bergman's character so hence I could not really get into the story of Stromboli. Considering the alternatives that Bergman might have had, she was lucky to be there. There were in fact clear holes in the story, a product of bad editing.

Still without a strong leading man, Bergman made Stromboli a most personal vehicle for herself. But overall the film was not strong in and of itself.

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