In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is ... See full summary »
Venice, sixteenth century. Giulio, a foreign gentleman spends a memorable night in the city where he meets and beds two beautiful women. They are Angela, a widowed lady, and Valeria, whose ... See full summary »
Tommaso, giovane di borgata, per conquistare l'amore di Irene organizza una serenata che finisce in una rissa, durante la quale ferisce un uomo con un coltello. Viene arrestato e condannato... See full summary »
Enrico Maria Salerno
This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged ... See full summary »
A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to ... See full summary »
When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is ... See full summary »
In the midst of World War II, the story of the affair of a young woman, married to a man bound to a wheelchair, with a desertor from the Italian army, intertwines with that of the grab of ... See full summary »
Enrico Maria Salerno
Federico, Bruno, Pirro and Benny are married. The first three have beautiful wifes, Benny instead is married to a ugly woman. Ornella is Bruno's wife, she is very jealous and maintains that... See full summary »
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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