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The Miller's Beautiful Wife (1955)

La bella mugnaia (original title)
Alla fine del '600 nel napoletano sotto la dominazione spagnola, il mugnaio Luca cerca di arrabattarsi per non pagare le gabelle che impone Don Teofilo, il governatore, con il consiglio di ... See full summary »

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Luca - suo marito
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Gardunia
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Donna Dolores
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Capitano dei gendarmi
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Pasqualino (as Carletto Sposito)
Virgilio Riento ...
Salvatore
Elsa Vazzoler ...
Concettina
Angela Lavagna ...
Assunta
Amalia Pellegrini ...
La balia
Silvio Bagolini ...
L'aiutante del vescovo
Emilio Petacci ...
Don Gennaro
Michele Riccardini ...
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Pietro Tordi ...
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Alla fine del '600 nel napoletano sotto la dominazione spagnola, il mugnaio Luca cerca di arrabattarsi per non pagare le gabelle che impone Don Teofilo, il governatore, con il consiglio di Gardunia; da quella sulla pioggia (anche quando non c'è) a quella sul matrimonio. In questo è aiutato dalla bella moglie Carmela; diventa così amico di tutti i potenti del vicinato che sperano di conquistare le grazie della moglie. Tra i potenti vi è anche il governatore che, dietro consiglio di Gardunia, fa imprigionare Luca per avere mano libera con la moglie. Ma anche nei migliori piani le cose non vanno come previsto. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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A Delicious, Delectable Morsel of Cinematic Entertainment Played to the Hilt by Vittorio De Sica and Sophia Loren! See more »

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27 October 1955 (Italy)  »

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Remake of Il cappello a tre punte (1935) See more »

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Bocca di rosa
Written by Ernesto Tagliaferri (as Tagliaferri), Nicola Valente (as Valente) and Libero Bovio (as Bovio)
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A naturally gifted wife could contribute to her husband's success.
22 August 2004 | by (leidschendam, nederland) – See all my reviews

A naturally gifted wife could contribute to her husband's success. But there are some limits. Either you could let your wife's beauty to steer the helm of your destiny to the end or you could allow your honour to change the course of your success. It is a decision a man has to make when he finds himself at some delicate crossroads.

In this film, apart from the above-mentioned dilemma, there are beautiful colours, beautiful places, beautiful people and very beautiful ladies, that is, the miller's wife and the governor's wife.

I have enjoyed seeing that film and I still enjoy it when I see it from time to time. It is like a beautiful painting of that period placed in a museum.


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