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Seven Hills of Rome (1957)
"Arrivederci Roma" (original title)

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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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Marc Revere
Renato Rascel ...
Pepe Bonelli
Marisa Allasio ...
Rafaella Marini
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Carol Ralston
Clelia Matania ...
Beatrice
Carlo Rizzo ...
Director of Ulpia Club
Rossella Como ...
Anita
Guido Celano ...
Luigi
Carlo Giuffrè ...
Franco Cellis
Marco Tulli ...
Romoletto
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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 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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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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 »

Quotes

Pepe Bonelli: Maybe Paris is the most beautiful city in the world... CONSCIOUSLY; but Rome is the most beautiful city in the world... UNconsciously.
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Soundtracks

Arrividerci Roma
by Renato Rascel
Sung by Mario Lanza and Luisa Di Meo
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Unessential movie with an outstanding voice!
5 April 2004 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Well, I hope, I will never regret my negative comments on this `musical movie'. I have to say, that I really appreciate Mario Lanza's broad repertoire of musical styles, but anyone who has ever seen this movie may notice, that this can get too far.

This is a movie about Rome and as much as I love the music of Cole Porter, there is no place for `I've Got You Under My Skin' and `Easy To Love' in such a movie. Lanza parodying Como, Laine, Martin and Armstrong is a catastrophe itself. I'm quite sure, the tenor could have done great versions of this songs himself (as he already did with `Temptation' in 1952). The saddest thing about this all is, that the musical direction credit goes to M-G-M veteran Georgie Stoll, who has been responsible for `Meet Me In St. Louis' and several others of Judy Garland's M-G-M flicks.

Now about the storyline: I guess, the screenwriters could have made far more out of the mysterious scenes of Rome and the basic score (`Arrivederci Rome', `The Seven Hills Of Rome'). All we get, are a few aerial shots of Rome (which are indeed great) and surroundings and a great end sequence, which somehow reminds me to a similar M-G-M scene in Paris.

Sorry, but after years of wait to capture this movie on TV, this was a real disappointment. My hint: Forget about 90 minutes of that movie and remember Lanza's outstanding performances of the title tune, `Arrivederci Roma', `Come Dance With Me', and `The Loveliest Night Of The Year' (is it actually based on an Italian waltz?).


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