Silvana Mangano (a very lovely & sexy voiced actress) plays a young, poor Venetian woman, Giovanna Masetti. She is struggling with an difficult life as a shop assistant when one day a young... See full summary »
When young and attractive Lina Stroppiani, a thief like the rest of her family, tries to steal the taxi of Paolo, together with two accomplices, she can't possibly know that this will have ... See full summary »
Vittorio De Sica,
Anna is a middle-aged actress looking for work in New York City, with the help of her sometime lover, Daniel. She used to be a Czech film star married to the director Tonda, who is now ... See full summary »
A five-part compilation film. in "The Baby," a poverty-ridden couple with children decides that their recently-born child is too much and they decide to leave him him in a church for ... See full summary »
Vittorio De Sica,
Ignazio Panizza in arte Gardenio gira in provincia con uno spettacolo di varietà con poco successo. In un paese insistono per far cantare la cassiera della farmacia, Caterina Lari, che ha ... See full summary »
A police inspector teams with an ex serviceman in order to break a ring of drug pushers after WW2. The veteran has had his sister killed by the drug traffickers and he himself is in serious... See full summary »
Magistrate (Judge) Del Russo presides over four cases brough before him during a period of one day. "Adultery in 16mm" focus on Elena who brings her salesman husband to court on charges of ... See full summary »
Peppino De Filippo,
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
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 »
Long before Sophia, Gina or Monica there was Silvana, both beautiful! and could act as well. As a child my ItalianAmerican parents took me to see her films that made it across the Atlantic, namely the classic Bitter Rice, and Anna ... Both were great films, but Anna was unforgettable, the mood the score and the performances were just great. I realize it must be 50 yrs. since Ive seen this film/ maybe once on TV! Never appears in revival houses... It should be seen.. It is not on USA tape,(Bitter Rice is sometimes shown on Bravo), Im going to contact TCM and Bravo to please revive this movie. It had 2 hit songs "Anna" # 1 hit, sung by Mangano herself, and "Non Dimenticar" done by everyone including Nat King Cole, Jerry Vale and others. If someone is aware of a video release please let me know... long live Anna and its sultry sexy star, who people are forgetting, Silvana Mangano!
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