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Beautiful But Dangerous (1955)
"La donna più bella del mondo (Lina Cavalieri)" (original title)

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

Soundtracks

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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Gina as Lina
11 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Lollobrigida is a feast for the eye,but the screenplay leaves something to be desired.The movie is in turn:

-a biography of a prima donna at the dawn of the twentieth century.Or to be precise a biographical novel.A long and winding road where Lina learns that the way to the top might go through men's beds.

-a musical.

-a comedy:when she pays a visit to her sick mother at the hospital,she sees a priest come out of her bedroom;Gina fights a duel (you read well) with a rival.

-a romantic melodrama :Lina /Gina has a love affair with a nephew of czar Nicolas II who appears in the flesh with wife Alexandra.

-a whodunit !During a performance of "la Tosca" a murder is committed,and for Lina,the handsome nephew(see above) ,played by Vittorio Gassman,is a suspect.

You've got five movies for the price of one.And anyway Lollobrigida is so many women..


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