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Vulcano (1950)

Approved | | Drama | 20 July 1953 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Maria, Maddalena's sister
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Giulio
Adriano Ambrogi ...
Don Antonio
Lucia Belfadel ...
Carmela
Cesare Giuffrè ...
Alvaro
Rosina Galli ...
A Worker
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Nino
Francesco Cupane ...
Merchant
Ignazio Consiglio ...
Boat Captain
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Storyline

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 Artist 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 procurer 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... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Untamed! Unashamed! Raw and Violent!

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Also Known As:

I vulkanens skugga  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first underwater filming techniques were developed for Vulcano's treasure-hunting scenes. See more »

Connections

Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

'A nannulidda (Ciuri ciuri)
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Performed by Anna Magnani
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Please, release the American Version of this movie!!!
7 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

There are two versions of this incredibly stunning and moving movie: the Italian one and the American one, with two different plots and endings.

We've been waiting the American version for years. Is it going to be realised in some way, maybe an Amazon DVD like you did for Wild is the Wind? Thanks for any consideration. There are two versions of this incredibly stunning and moving film: the Italian one and the American one, with two different plots and endings.

We've been waiting for years the American version . Is it going to be released somehow, maybe an Amazon DVD like you did for Wild is the Wind? Thanks for any consideration.


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