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La vedova X (1955)

| Romance | 1957 (USA)
The young race car driver Vittorio is undecided whether to marry the rich widow Diana or the innocent young girl Adriana. Vittorio indecision brings suffering to Diana and Adriana until he is killed in an automobile accident.

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The young race car driver Vittorio is undecided whether to marry the rich widow Diana or the innocent young girl Adriana. Vittorio indecision brings suffering to Diana and Adriana until he is killed in an automobile accident.

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What possessed this wealthy widow to test her young lover with a beautiful temptress?

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Misjudged women's picture.
3 October 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tail end of the great Lewis Milestone, this attempt at a torrid woman's film, of the kind Lana Turner was attempting at the time, sank from view after a flash release as a second feature. The audience I saw it with booed it. Now how often does that happen?

The central failure is Patricia Roc's attempt at fading allure. There's actually quite a bit to admire - particularly for Milestone fans who will spot him framing characters in windows and doors again and fielding his regular Akim Tamiroff. Anna-Maria Ferrero (Il Gobbo di Roma) was registering as a promising new comer at this stage and the black and white craftsmanship is quite adequate.


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