5.3/10
12
1 user

Africa sotto i mari (1953)

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Aida (1953)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Aida, featuring the actress Sophia Loren, is a film adaptation of a theatre performance written by Verdi. The plot revolves around the character Radames who falls in love with what he ... See full summary »

Director: Clemente Fracassi
Stars: Sophia Loren, Renata Tebaldi, Lois Maxwell
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

E' domenica e a Roma c'è la partita di calcio Roma-Napoli. Attorno allo stadio e alla partita ruotano varie storie: quella di Sandra e Giulio fidanzati, ma sempre occupati a litigare; ... See full summary »

Director: Anton Giulio Majano
Stars: Maria Fiore, Sophia Loren, Vittorio Sanipoli
La favorita (1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

While not completly stage-bound, this film of Donizetti's opera doesn't stray far from such an impression. The story of a tragic love affair involving commoners and royality in 1340 Spain ... See full summary »

Director: Cesare Barlacchi
Stars: Sophia Loren, Franca Tamantini, Paolo Silveri
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the French who have conquered Spain under Napoleon as he marched over Europe. A huge cannon,... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jean Boyer
Stars: Giuseppe Addobbati, Maria Teresa Amore, Wilma Arys
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Napoli, anni cinquanta. Un cantastorie, che abita con la numerosa famiglia in una misera catapecchia, viene sfrattato e se ne va coi suoi familiari per le strade, spingendo il pianino di ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Giannini
Stars: Léonide Massine, Achille Millo, Agostino Salvietti
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Silvana Mangano, Sophia Loren, Eduardo De Filippo
Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Nilla Pizzi, Carlo Dapporto, Sophia Loren
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati
Stars: Sophia Loren, Gérard Oury, Lise Bourdin
Attila (1954)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Attila, the leader of the barbarian Huns and called by the Romans "The Scourge of God", sweeps onto the Italian peninsula, defeating all of the armies of Rome, until he and his men reach the gates of the city itself.

Director: Pietro Francisci
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Henri Vidal
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Sophia Loren plays a dual role, as both the sultry Queen of the Nile with a "man-a-night" appetite and a beautiful slave girl who takes her place and is wooed by a bodyguard who thinks she's the real monarch.

Director: Mario Mattoli
Stars: Sophia Loren, Alberto Sordi, Paul Muller
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Barbara Lama
...
Paolo (as Stephen Barclay)
Umberto Melnati ...
Sebastiano Lama
Alessandro Fersen ...
Prof. Krauss
Antonio Cifariello ...
Pierluigi (as Fabio Montale)
Antonio Bardi ...
Franco
Masino Manunza ...
Masino
Osman Omar ...
Ali
Ibrahim Ahmed ...
Hussein
Ahmed Ben Yusuf ...
Kassin
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 1953 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Africa Under the Seas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Ferraniacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Biography: Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Loren's first tilt at stardom.
22 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was the first starring role of the newly renamed Sophia Loren and she was, allegedly, unhappy with the change after working hard to succeed as Sofia Lazzaro. Legend insists that her future husband – Carlo Ponti – was responsible for the change, but it seems more likely that it was the producer of this film, Goffredo Lombardo, who followed the fashion of anglicising her first name and used a variation on the surname of Swedish actress Märta Torén with whom he had worked. The film's plot would not achieve many points for originality: A rich father (Umberto Melnati) lends his yacht to some scientists for an expedition to the Red Sea on condition that they take his rebellious daughter (Loren) along with them. She eventually gets herself into a dangerous situation underwater from which the expedition leader (Steve Barclay) has to save her. The result is somewhat short of surprising. It is, however, fascinating, to see the young Loren accept the mantle and responsibility of being the star of the film with such ease (much of the publicity consisted of distributing photos of a bikini-wearing Loren), which led to much better reviews for her than the film itself received. For a dedicated fan of Sophia Loren, it is probably worth seeking out; for anyone else, it is no different to a lot of other 'B'films of the time.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?