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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 ...
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Guido Celano ...
Luigi
Carlo Giuffrè ...
Franco Cellis
Marco Tulli ...
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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 »

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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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The Seven Hills Of Rome
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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Mario Lanza in Rome
12 May 2015 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

TV, radio and recording star Mario Lanza (as Marc Revere) quarrels with beautiful blonde fiancée Peggie Castle (as Carol Ralston). She leaves Mr. Lanza's New York studio and heads for Europe. Lanza follows. On a train to Rome, the operatic tenor meets beautifully-proportioned Marisa Allasio (as Rafaella Marini). The young woman got wet in the rain. Lanza advises her, "You better take that dress off." Just in case you didn't notice Ms. Allasio has arousing curves, director Roy Rowland makes it obvious as she jiggles out of her clothing, on screen...

Allasio's clothes stay on for the rest of the film, alas, but she remains eye-catching. The location photography, by Tonino Delli Colli, is also lovely. A low-point is Lanza's increasingly excruciating impersonations of Perry Como, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin and Louis Armstrong. Lanza is not a great impressionist. Still, he's a great when he does Mario Lanza. His beautiful co-stars, Italian "cousin" Renato Rascel (as Pepe Bonelli) and the incidental music are pleasant enough to offset a substandard story. In less than two years, Lanza would be gone, sadly.

**** Arrivederci Roma (11/21/57) Roy Rowland ~ Mario Lanza, Marisa Allasio, Renato Rascel, Peggie Castle


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