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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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Music by Fernando Albano
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Excellent exposition of complicated adult relationships with realistic, intelligent resolutions
26 November 2004 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Setting is a sheep ranch in the United States. After losing his wife, an Italian-born rancher sends for his dead wife's sister in Italy who reminds him of his wife. He relates to the sister, played by Anna Magnani, as though she was his wife. The sister senses this and is alienated by his treatment. Out of her loneliness and in desperation she has a brief love affair with his son who does relate to her in a personal manner. Magnani's character is multifaceted and exciting. All of the characters are well cast and believable. The movie is an excellent exposition of the complicated emotions involved in adult relationships, and the writer presents an intelligent resolution. Wonderfully acted! I would very much like to have a copy of this movie if available anywhere.


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