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Silvana Mangano (a very lovely & sexy voiced actress) plays a young, poor Venetian woman, Giovanna Masetti. She is struggling with an difficult life as a shop assistant when one day a young count Enrico sees her in the glass shop where she works. Written by
I just couldn't get through this film--and I usually have a huge tolerance for anything in movies. Heck, my wife would make fun of me because I would finish even the worst film most of the time. However, I just found "Mambo" so tedious and brain-aching I had to turn it off near the end. Perhaps there was some wonderful twist that made it all worth while--all I know is I couldn't stand to wait for it.
The story is about a bland lady who loves to dance. And, again and again, we are subjected to the same pulsating and INTENSE mambo beat on drums. LOUD, CONSTANT and the type of sound that might one to kill!! In fact, the whole thing came off as overly-intense--almost to the point of being funny. And, if it hadn't been so dull, I might have laughed. The adventures of the lady, her ne'er-do-well boyfriend and the horribly miscast Michael Rennie (as an Italian nobleman!!) just bored me to tears. Sorry...I see some others loved it, but I just thought it was a dull and pretentious mess. I can easily see why this one was allowed to slip into the public domain!
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