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5 Branded Women
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Ugo Pirro (novel) and
Ivo Perilli (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 1960 (USA) See more »
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All The Savage Ravishing Passions of War!
Plot:
Yugoslav partisans grimly crop the hair of a village quintet of women believed to have consorted with the occupational Nazis... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Arrivederci Signor Dino De Laurentiis!
 (From Manny the Movie Guy. 11 November 2010, 11:30 AM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order)

Silvana Mangano ... Jovanka

Jeanne Moreau ... Ljuba

Vera Miles ... Daniza

Barbara Bel Geddes ... Marja
Carla Gravina ... Mira

Van Heflin ... Velko

Richard Basehart ... Captain Eric Reinhardt

Harry Guardino ... Branco
Alex Nicol ... Svenko

Steve Forrest ... Sargeant Paul Keller
Gérard Herter ... Col. von Elm
Romolo Valli ... Mirko
Sidney Clute ... Milan
Teresa Pellati ... Boja
Pietro Germi ... Partisan commander
Guido Celano ... Drago
Franca Dominici
Aldo Silvani
Tiberio Mitri
Amedeo Trilli
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart (as Giacomo Rossi Stuart)
Aldo Pini
Carlo Hinterman (as Carlo Hintermann)
Nona Medici
Serena Canevari
Gérard Landry
Tonio Selwart
Bob Cunningham
Carmen Scarpitta
Donatella Mauro
Gianni Solaro
Cyrus Elias
Vera Fusek
Linda Rogers (as Lina Rogers)
Erwin Strahl
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Directed by
Martin Ritt 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ugo Pirro (novel "Jovanka e le altre")

Ivo Perilli (screenplay)

Paul Jarrico  screenplay (originally uncredited)
Michael Wilson  screenplay (originally uncredited)

Produced by
Dino De Laurentiis .... producer
Ralph B. Serpe .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
 
Film Editing by
Renzo Lucidi (Italian version)
Jerry Webb 
 
Art Direction by
Mario Chiari 
Pasquale Romano 
 
Set Decoration by
Maurizio Chiari 
 
Costume Design by
Maurizio Chiari 
Maria De Matteis 
 
Makeup Department
Giuliano Laurenti .... makeup artist
Goffredo Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fernando Cinquini .... production supervisor
Romano Dandi .... production manager
Giorgio Morra .... production supervisor
Bruno Todini .... general production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giorgio Gentili .... second assistant director
Guido Guerrasio .... assistant director
Bernard Vorhaus .... second assistant director (as Piero Mussetta)
 
Art Department
Aldo Puccini .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Piero Cavazzuti .... sound engineer (as Piero Cavazutti)
 
Special Effects by
G. Stacchini .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nino Cristiani .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Franco Ferrara .... conductor
 
Other crew
Romano Dandi .... production assistant
Manuel del Campo .... dialogue supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Five Branded Women" - UK (dubbed version), USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
115 min | UK:94 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Finland:K-16 (original rating) | Portugal:(Banned) | Sweden:15

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Trivia:
Finnish censorship certificate register # 54911 delivered on 1-9-1960.See more »
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Referenced in "Prisoner: Episode #1.4" (1979)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
review of 5 Branded Women, 2 December 2011
Author: ejmartiniak from United States

This film is one of the least known gems to come from producer Dino de Laurentiis. Five women in war-torn Yugoslavia have their heads shaved for having intimate relations with a German soldier. The five bond and eventually join the partisan group who punished them back in their village. The film documents their fight against the enemy of their homeland, and their internal feelings of remorse, love, and hate. The women all give stellar performances--Silvana Mangano, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vera Miles, Jeanne Moreau, and young Carla Gravina. Van Heflin and Harry Guardino also deliver fine performances, as the leader of the Yugoslav partisan group and the troublemaker of the partisans, respectively. But perhaps the most touching performance comes from Richard Basehart as the German Captain Erich Reinhardt. In the little screen time he has, Mr. Basehart delivers a gem, bringing poignantly to life a gentle widower, plucked from his comfortable life as a university professor to fight in the war. He is captured by the partisans, and bonds with the 5 Branded Women who have been accepted into their group. He had shown sympathy for the women in the beginning of the film after their disgrace was made public, and in captivity, he bonds with them, particularly Mira (Carla Gravina),(whose baby he delivers) and Ljuba (Jeanne Moreau),(who finds herself in danger of falling for him). It takes a special talent to make you care for a character who is supposed to be a "bad guy", and to do it in less than ten minutes of total screen time is an art form. Mr. Basehart was indeed an artist. This is just one touching instance of the emotional exploration of the characters in this movie. Each character comes to life. A very little known film, but a must see. The action and emotion is raw and realistic throughout.

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