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

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Anna
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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 ...
Un padre
Lyla Rocco ...
Un'infermiera (as Lilla Rocco)
Dina Perbellini ...
Una malata
Emilio Petacci ...
Il colonnello Zenner
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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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20 December 1951 (Italy)  »

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Trivia

Italian Censorship visa # 11009 delivered on 4-12-1951. 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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Referenced in Zwischen Kino und Konzert - Der Komponist Nino Rota (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Anna Rumba
Music by P.G. Redi
Lyrics by Kurt Feltz
Sung by Liane Augustin
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Silvana: The Face Of A Nun
13 September 2000 | by (Oakland, CA (U.S.A.)) – See all my reviews

I think this is one of the most beautiful Italian films ever made and I know my views are shared by many! The wildly, beautiful Silvano and the late Vittorio Gassman are excellent in their roles. The songs and dances by Silvana can only be compared to the 'heat' generated by Rita Hayworth in "Gilda"--and you will find yourself loving those love songs for the rest of your life. When she becomes "Sister" Anna: you'll want to have a box of tissues handy.

Lovely Sophia Loren makes one of her first appearances in this beautiful film directed by Carlo Ponti.


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