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Full of Life (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 1957 (France)
Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant... See full summary »

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Emily Rocco
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Salvatore Baccaloni ...
Papa Vittorio Rocco
Esther Minciotti ...
Mama Pauletta Rocco
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Father Gondolfo
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Joe Muto
Penny Santon ...
Carla Rocco
Arthur Lovejoy ...
Mr. Jameson
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Mrs. Jameson
Trudy Marshall ...
Nora Gregory
Walter Conrad ...
John Gregory
Sam Gilman ...
Dr. Atchison
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Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant stonemason with whom he has a difficult relationship, and ask him to do the work. Confronting the issues of religion and family tradition which have separated father and son causes Nick and Emily to reevaluate their lives and the things they value most. Written by scgary66

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Alle Sehnsucht dieser Welt  »

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Salvatore Baccaloni's American film debut. See more »

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Marvelous slice-of-life comedy
13 April 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Those expecting a screwball comedy will be disappointed, as this is a tender, touching slice-of-life comedy. The incomparable Baccaloni is afforded some screwball moments having sympathy pains along with Judy's pregnancy, and he is marvelous. It works all-the-better, I think, that Judy contrasts him by playing this one straight-up. This is one of the few movies I've ever seen that depicts the fact that when a woman ishaving her first child, we are far from experts at why we feel the way we feel or how it needs to be handled. Richard Conte is winningly tender as the insecure husband with money worries but unconditional love. And the supporting cast is marvelous. I love this movie.


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