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Wild Is the Wind (1957)

 -  Drama  -  5 February 1958 (France)
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An immigrant Nevada rancher brings a woman from Italy to be his second wife but when he neglects her, she becomes involved with his trusted assistant. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor.

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An immigrant Nevada rancher brings a woman from Italy to be his second wife but when he neglects her, she becomes involved with his trusted assistant. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor.

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Award: Best actress David Di Donatello for Anna Magnani (1958) See more »

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Featured in Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album (2003) See more »

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Canzone napoletana
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from "Venezia e Napoli"
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Fantastic film, one of my favorites
17 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A fantastic film, that I have tried to see again for years. Unfortunately, it has been impossible to find. If any one can assist, I would appreciate it. This film Wild is the Wind, has a great script, filled with forceful characters, clearly defined, but developed with such precision that I would think of it as a model of what a dramatic characterization should be. The choice of cast was perfect with each actor having a talent that matched the dimension necessary to make this movie a mixture of drama and powerful social content. The movie has many layers of reasoning that should be enjoyable for any movie buff. Anthony Quinn is at his best, always in character. He delivered one of the best performances of his career. It is sad that it is a performance so rarely mentioned, not even in his biography. But such a find for those who appreciate his strong and insightful performances. Anna Magdalena did only a couple of American films. Most remembered for the Rose Tattoo. I would love to see some of her Italian films, she is a very dynamic actress. Her talent as a dramatic leading lady is worth watching the movie. If you appreciated the strong character and wonderful performance of Meryl Streep in Madison County, you will enjoy this character. Anna Magdalena was incredible. The film was unfortunately, ahead of its time by American norms in the film industry, at the time of its presentation. If released today, imagine the reception. Films such as this were definitely an influence on the American film industry, the success and need to expand a film past a current film formula script, was then only in its infancy. So, if you want to see it for history, social moral content, dramatic performances, its fantastic artful presentation or the sheer enjoyment of a great story, well done, by the most talented artists of our time, see it.


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