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On a train to Rome, the American singer Marc Revere meets the Italian Raffaela. He notices that she intends to work and live at her uncle's. When he gives her a ride, it turns out that said... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Marc Revere
Renato Rascel ...
Pepe Bonelli
Marisa Allasio ...
Rafaella Marini
Carol Ralston
Clelia Matania ...
Carlo Rizzo ...
Director of Ulpia Club
Rossella Como ...
Guido Celano ...
Carlo Giuffrè ...
Franco Cellis
Marco Tulli ...


On a train to Rome, the American singer Marc Revere meets the Italian Raffaela. He notices that she intends to work and live at her uncle's. When he gives her a ride, it turns out that said uncle has moved to South America. So Revere offers her to live with him at his cousin's, an impecunious pianist. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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30 January 1958 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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When Rafaella is confronted by the train conductor for traveling without a ticket, Marc buys one for her. It cost 5900 lira, which in 1957 would have been worth about US$9 or about US$70 in 2015 dollars. See more »


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Good travelogue but....
11 December 2006 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This recently screened on TCM under its "Seven Hills of Rome" title. Under any title this is a pretty typical Mario Lanzo offering. I would say every five minutes he gets to belt one out. Actually the only thing that made me want to watch it was when I saw that Tonino Delli Colli, Pier Paolo Pasolini's favorite cinematographer, was behind the camera. Still, I don't think there is much here - even for a Romanophile like myself. Speaking on the travelogue level, though, there was one hilarious scene where Lanzo, his girl, and his Italian host-accompanist Pepe are inexplicably taking a Whirly-bird ride over Rome and environs (even though it was established in the previous scene that they have no money between them). During this ride Pepe gently strums and sings a tune. And everyone talks normally -- with the total lack of any engine noise! Actually, this might have made a better movie, with Lanzo hitting his high notes as the powerless copter spins its way earthward!

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