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1954 (USA) See more »
Annamaria Montorsi, ex prostituta, è in vacanza al mare con la figlia : per sfuggire ai pettegolezzi si finge vedova... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Carlo Bianco ... Chiastrino, the Millionaire

Martine Carol ... Anna Maria Mentorsi
Mario Carotenuto ... Carlo Albertocchi
Clelia Matania ... Albertocchi's Wife
Carlo Romano ... Luigi

Raf Vallone ... Silvio, the Pontorno's Mayor
Giovanni Aonzo ... A Swimmer (uncredited)
Carla Arrigoni ... (uncredited)
Ugo Attanasio ... The missionary on the train (uncredited)
Anna Bassi ... (uncredited)
Paolino Baulino ... A Bather (uncredited)
Mara Berni ... Mrs. Marini (uncredited)
Bruno Bettiol ... Bruno (uncredited)
Mario Bettiol ... A Child (uncredited)
Sandro Bianchi ... A Bather (uncredited)
Giovanni Bonasera ... Hotel Palace's Head Waiter (uncredited)
Georges Bréhat ... The English Woman's Husband (uncredited)
Elia Calvi ... (uncredited)
Elly Claus ... The English Woman (uncredited)
Wassili D'Angiò ... (uncredited)
Zina d'Harcourt ... The 'Contessa Azzurra' (uncredited)
Patrizia Deaton ... (uncredited)
Giovanni Dell'Orto ... (uncredited)
Édouard Delmont ... (uncredited)
Enzo Di Gianni ... A Policeman (uncredited)

Marco Ferreri ... Fat Smoker Man (uncredited)
Nada Fiorelli ... Ester (uncredited)
Arrigo Forti ... (uncredited)
Giacomo Fracassi ... (uncredited)
Enrico François ... (uncredited)
Ugo Garzoglio ... The Life-Guard (uncredited)
Ennio Girolami ... Riccardo (uncredited)
Anita Giudice Bertolotto ... (uncredited)
Enrico Glori ... The 'Palace Hotel' 's Director (uncredited)
Marisa Guffanti ... (uncredited)
Giovanni Korporaal ... (uncredited)
Gunnar Kristjonsobn ... An English Child (uncredited)
Sigrun Kristjonson ... An English Child (uncredited)
Elio Lo Cascio ... (uncredited)
Rosy Mazzacurati ... The Snob Woman (uncredited)
Luciana Momigliano ... (uncredited)
Valeria Moriconi ... Gughi - l' esistenzialista (uncredited)
Nico Pepe ... Thin Smoker Man with Moustaches (uncredited)
Anna Gabriella Pisani ... Caterina, the Anna Maria's daughter (uncredited)
Marcella Rovena ... Roberto's Wife (uncredited)
Sandro Somarè ... Fabrizio (uncredited)
Francesco Tensi ... The Snob Woman's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Maria Pia Trepaoli ... (uncredited)
Luigi Veneri ... (uncredited)
Piero Vezzani ... (uncredited)
Giancarlo Zarfati ... The Boy Gathering Bottles (uncredited)

Directed by
Alberto Lattuada 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alberto Lattuada 
Luigi Malerba 
Rodolfo Sonego 
Charles Spaak 

Original Music by
Piero Piccioni  (as Piero Morgan)
Cinematography by
Mario Craveri 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
Production Design by
Dario Cecchi 
Costume Design by
Mario Chiari  (as Mario Serra Chiari)
Makeup Department
Carmen Brel .... makeup artist
Adriana Cassini .... hair stylist
Amato Garbini .... makeup department head
Production Management
Domenico Seymandi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean Blondel .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Aldo Buzzi .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Luciana Momigliano .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eraldo Giordani .... sound recordist
Ercole Pace .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Silvio Fraschetti .... assistant camera

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La spiaggia" - Italy (original title)
"The Boarder" - International (English title)
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Italy:107 min | Argentina:105 min | UK:102 min
Color (Ferraniacolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Italy:VM16 (original rating) | Italy:T (re-rating) (1995) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1969) | Sweden:Btl

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Italian censorship visa # 15921 delivered on 3-2-1954.See more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
At the beach., 10 August 2001
Author: Gerald A. DeLuca ( from United States

In LA SPIAGGIA ("The Beach") Martine Carol plays Annamaria, a good-natured prostitute who takes her young daughter from convent school with her on a summer vacation at a fancy beach resort. At first she passes as a respectable woman but gradually as the truth about her profession comes to light things turn a little nasty. Those who were friendly to her at first become hostile. This racy and pungent anti-bourgeois and anti-hypocrisy "commedia all'italiana" was not widely shown when first released in America because of its then-risque' subject matter. Raf Vallone also stars. Director Alberto Lattuada was very skilled with this kind of material.

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