Two young Italians, Ernesto, a hothead on the run from the law for committing a murder and Giancarlo, his older protective brother, hide among the grape pickers of a vineyard somewhere in ... See full summary »
Two young Italians, Ernesto, a hothead on the run from the law for committing a murder and Giancarlo, his older protective brother, hide among the grape pickers of a vineyard somewhere in Provence. Giancarlo, quiet and mature, falls in love with fragile, sensitive Lucienne while Ernesto develops a burning passion for Léone, the neglected wife of Louis Morel, the vine grower who employs them. Troubles are bound to follow... Written by
Crossing the border to France from their native Italy are runaway brothers Mel Ferrer (as Giancarlo Barandero) and John Kerr (as Ernesto Barandero). The younger Mr. Kerr is wanted for murder. Looking for jobs as "pickers" for "The Vintage" (grape crop) brings the two men to a vineyard run by Leif Erickson (as Louis Morel) and his earthy wife Michele Morgan (as Leone). Her young and beautiful sister Pier Angeli (as Lucienne) looks riper than the grapes, though she is due to marry Jack Mullaney (as Etienne Morel). The fugitive men stir up desire in the womenfolk. You would expect this group to ignite some passion on the screen, but no. Only the scenery seems real.
**** The Vintage (5/8/57) Jeffrey Hayden ~ Mel Ferrer, Pier Angeli, John Kerr, Michele Morgan
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