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Release Date:
3 November 1954 (USA) See more »
BERGMAN'S BACK! The event and performance the motion picture world has waited for for four long years! See more »
Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Roberto Rossellini 
Writing credits
Roberto Rossellini (story)

Roberto Rossellini (written by) and
Sandro De Feo (written by) and
Mario Pannunzio (written by) and
Ivo Perilli (written by) and
Brunello Rondi (written by)

Diego Fabbri  uncredited
Federico Fellini  uncredited
Massimo Mida  idea (uncredited)
Antonio Pietrangeli  uncredited
Donald Ogden Stewart  uncredited
Antonello Trombadori  idea (uncredited)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... associate producer
Carlo Ponti .... associate producer
Roberto Rossellini .... producer
Original Music by
Renzo Rossellini 
Cinematography by
Aldo Tonti 
Film Editing by
Jolanda Benvenuti  (as Iolanda Benvenuti)
Production Design by
Virgilio Marchi 
Set Decoration by
Ferdinando Ruffo 
Production Management
Nando Pisani .... production manager
Bruno Todini .... general production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcello Caracciolo Di Laurino .... second assistant director (as Marcello Caracciolo)
William Demby .... second assistant director
Marcello Girosi .... assistant director
Antonio Pietrangeli .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Piero Cavazzuti .... recording supervisor
Paolo Uccello .... assistant sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Luciano Tonti .... assistant camera
Luciano Tonti .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fernanda Gattinoni .... costumes: Miss Bergman
Editorial Department
Sandro Corbo .... assistant editor
Music Department
Renzo Rossellini .... conductor
Other crew
Pio Angeletti .... production assistant
Sandro Corso .... script supervisor
Trento Petrella .... production assistant
Nando Pisani .... production assistant
Federico Teti .... production assistant
Lidia Simoneschi .... voice dubbing: Ingrid Bergman (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Europa '51" - Italy (original title)
"The Greatest Love" - USA
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113 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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The square Irene and Andrea drive to is the Campodoglio in Rome. The equestrian statue is of Marcus Aurelius, emperor and stoic philosopher.See more »
Irene Girard:[the subject of politics arises during a dinner party conversation at the Girard home] Darling, I think we'd rather change the subject, huh? Andre is slightly radical.
Mrs. Orange:Oh, a Socialist.
Irene Girard:Worst than than that, I'm afraid.
[Awkward silence]
Irene Girard:You see what a good hostess I am. A real diplomat. I put the dove of peace on my left and a Marshall plan on my right and somewhere in the middle I put a neutral buffer state like Switzerland. And look what happens.
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Featured in Jolanda e Rossellini (1995)See more »


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Ingrid Bergman at one of her bests, 8 May 2001
Author: jrgirones from Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, Spain

Ingrid Bergman highlights in this compelling melodrama about a burgeois mother who becomes aware of the unfortunate social classes after the loss of a son. The film goes a step further and can also be read as the social portrait of the European status quo after the Great War. Some dialogs may appear evident and simplistic as far as ideology is concerned, but the impressive conclusion and the characteristic Rossellini's style makes it one of the most interesting films of his director and a valuable document about psychological war consequences which hasn't loose relevance.

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