Anna is a nurse and a nun, whose history catches up on her.

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La madre superiora
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Andrea
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Il professor Ferri
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Vittorio (as Vittorio Gassmann)
Patrizia Mangano ...
Luisa
Natascia Mangano ...
Lucia Manzi
Piero Lulli ...
Il dottor Manzi
Dina Romano ...
Suor Paolina
Rosita Pisano ...
Suor Carmela
Bianca Doria ...
Una partoriente
Rocco D'Assunta ...
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Lyla Rocco ...
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Dina Perbellini ...
Una malata
Emilio Petacci ...
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Anna, a former sexy nightclub dancer who has become a hospital nurse, is on the verge of taking the veil. One day, She recognizes Andrea, her former fiancé, among the patients. Her troubled past suddenly comes back to her. Though engaged to Andrea, she was attracted to Vittorio, the owner of the nightclub where she performed as a singer and dancer. After Vittorio attempted to rape her, Andrea killed him. Following this tragedy. Anna decided to go into a convent. Andrea, who has been acquitted, now tries to persuade Anna to come back to him but at this very moment it is announced that a train has been derailed. Anna then understands that she must dedicate herself to her new vocation. Written by Guy Bellinger

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French visa # 12610. See more »

Goofs

When Anna is performing "El negro zumbon", she is initially shown dancing in a medium distance shot and her arms are fully outstretched. As she begins to sing there is a cut to a closeup and her right hand is now directly in front of her face. See more »

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Soundtracks

Non Dimenticar
(T'ho voluto bene)
(Don't Forget)
Music by P.G. Redi
Lyrics by Michael Galdieri
English Lyrics by Shelly Dobbins
German Lyrics by Kurt Feltz
Sung by Flo Sandon's (Mammola Sandon)
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30 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie 'Bitter Rice" and 'Anna' as a young woman, and they and the star, Sylvana Mangano had a galvanizing affect on me. I went to Catholic convent school as a youngster but was enrolled in public schools in the fourth grade so I identified with convent life.

I have never forgotten the songs she sang nor her leading man, Vittorio Guzeman. Only tonight (March 30, I thought to enter her name on a music site and was amazed when the two songs appeared! I down-loaded them (Non Dimenticar) and (Anna)! I think the movies above mentioned are the greatest movies of all time. Haven't been able to see either of them since I was that young girl...


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