Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »
Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean episodes : a clown exploited by a gangster ; an inconstant pizza seller (Sofia) loosing... See full summary »
Vittorio De Sica
Eduardo De Filippo
THERE is something uniquely fascinating about a large municipal park, with its natural beauties, its formal arrangements and its array of visitors to be observed. Amid its inducements to ... See full summary »
Vittorio De Sica
Eduardo De Filippo,
Vittorio De Sica,
Anna Maria Ferrero
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Vito De Taranto
When Ettore introduces himself to Mara's grandmother, alongside the swimming pool, he says: "Sono il figlio del generale Barbieri." ("I am the general Barbieri's son."), i.e. his name is "Ettore Barbieri". But at the marriage ceremony the priest addresses him as "Ettore Graziani". See more »
Bolognini was into these lost nights movies - "Notte Brava" is another one - but this could have been made by any of the emerging Italian directors. Good looking young performers contribute the main interest. Attempts at atmospheric staging don't really work, as where Blain meets Lualdi under the (bad continuity) rain where she is protected by her white umbrella.
Brass dominant scoring is interesting and the images are good. The commentary on Italian marriage is curious but we've seen it too often in other Italian movies.
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