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Beautiful But Dangerous (1955)

La donna più bella del mondo (Lina Cavalieri) (original title)
Rome, 1905. Lina, a music hall singer, has fallen in love with Sergei, a Russian prince. Maestro Doria, who gives her voice lessons and who hopes to make her his mistress, takes her to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lina Cavalieri
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Prince Sergei
Robert Alda ...
Maestro Doria
Anne Vernon ...
Carmela
Tamara Lees ...
Manolita
Gino Sinimberghi ...
Il tenore Silvani
Nanda Primavera ...
Olimpia, Lina's mother
Enzo Biliotti ...
Perret
Marco Tulli ...
Judge at the duel
Rolf Tasna ...
Lefebre
Peter Trent ...
Viscount Turin
Loris Gizzi ...
Duval
Nico Pepe ...
Louis
Gianni Baghino ...
Emilio
Valeria Fabrizi ...
Silvana
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Rome, 1905. Lina, a music hall singer, has fallen in love with Sergei, a Russian prince. Maestro Doria, who gives her voice lessons and who hopes to make her his mistress, takes her to Paris where she becomes the star of the "Folies-Plastiques". Sergei finds Lina back in the French capital and, as a play and game, makes her his mistress. When she understands the truth Lina runs away with tenor Silvani. Mad with jealousy, Doria kills Silvani and the young singer who thinks Sergei is responsible for Silvani's death, decides to devote her life to her career. Going from success to success, Lina arrives one day in Saint Petersburg where she is to sing before the Tsar. There she meets Sergei again... Written by Guy Bellinger

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21 October 1955 (Italy)  »

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Referenced in La cenicienta y Ernesto (1957) See more »

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Vissi d'arte
from opera "Tosca"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
(1900)
Sung by Gina Lollobrigida
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It's no lie
28 May 1999 | by (southern Ontario) – See all my reviews

This film's Italian title is "The Most Beautiful Woman In The World", and with that 10 inch waist of hers, Gina Lollobrigida is easily the prima of the world's prime donne. If you want to mix bellezza with your opera, you can't go wrong here.


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