MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 734 this week

Love in the City (1953)
"L'amore in città" (original title)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 538 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 14 critic

Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

Writers:

(segment), (segment), 10 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 02 May 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 16 Nov 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 19 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Love in the City" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love in the City (1953)

Love in the City (1953) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love in the City.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his ... See full summary »

Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon
The Clowns (TV Movie 1970)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A ragout of real memories and mockumentary, as Fellini explores a childhood obsession: circus clowns.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Riccardo Billi, Federico Fellini, Gigi Reder
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The ... See full summary »

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Monica Vitti, Paolo Bonacelli, Franco Branciaroli
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, ... See full summary »

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Giuseppe Rinaldi
La Strada (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart
Amarcord (1973)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The movie director Niccolo has just been left by his wife. This gives him the idea of making a movie about women's relationships. He starts to search for a woman who can play the leading ... See full summary »

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Tomas Milian, Daniela Silverio, Christine Boisson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A new starlet is discovered and has ups and downs in Italian films.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Lucia Bosé, Gino Cervi, Andrea Checchi
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
I tre volti (1965)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Mauro Bolognini, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Princess Soraya, Goffredo Alessandrini, Nando Angelini
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The short documentary film takes the viewer on a vertiginous cable-car ride in the Italian Dolomites.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Josa ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Rosanna Carta ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Enrico Pelliccia ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Donatella Marrosu ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Paolo Pacetti ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Nella Bertuccioni ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Lilia Nardi ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Lena Rossi ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Maria Nobili ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Antonio Cifariello ...
Giornalista (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Livia Venturini ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Maresa Gallo ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Angela Pierro ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Rita Andreana ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Lia Natali ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Edit

Storyline

Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A daring new film experience... Made without fear...without taboos! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 November 1953 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Love in the City  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

As well as directing one of the segments, Cesare Zavattini also co-wrote five of them. See more »

Connections

References The Lady Without Camelias (1953) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

worthwhile though now dated effort
29 October 2007 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is included in Parker Tyler's "Classics of the Foreign Film," a seminal book published in the 1960s (perhaps updated since then). I saw it for the first time recently through a videotape available at a local university. The film captures aspects of 1950s Rome fairly well, the best segment concerning a Sicilian woman who, having a baby boy out of wedlock, cannot pay for the child's care due to her inability to obtain work. Out of desperation she abandons the child in a park. He is rescued and taken to an orphanage where she tracks him down, admitting to being his mother. Though she is arrested for abandoning the child, the public and court absolve her of guilt due to understanding the situation she had been in. She then becomes a nurse to care for children. If only life had been/was like that. This segment certainly wins in depicting the difficulty of illegitimacy in those days, especially in a very traditional society. Then again, Italian and European cinema were more mature about such things than was Hollywood.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Love in the City (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?