Film director Blasetti is looking for a little girl for his new movie. Along with other mothers, Maddelena takes her daugther to Cinecittà, hoping she'll be selected and become a star. She is ready to sacrifice anything for little Maria, even if her husband would prefer they save their little money for the rent, instead of paying teachers, hairdressers or bribes for her illusions. Written by
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The poem Maria recites is "Addio a Venezia" (1849) by Arnaldo Fusinato. See more
Referenced in My Voyage to Italy
Il valzer dello zigo zago
Written by C. Deani and Dino Olivieri
Performed by Anna Magnani See more