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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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Tagline:
All The Savage Ravishing Passions of War! See more »
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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Martin Ritt's 5 Branded Women is a fine study of what certain kinds of ladies suffered during wartime See more (12 total) »

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

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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Italian censorship certificate: 16.See more »
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Referenced in "Prisoner: Episode #1.4" (1979)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Martin Ritt's 5 Branded Women is a fine study of what certain kinds of ladies suffered during wartime, 9 August 2012
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Just watched this World War II drama directed by Martin Ritt on Netflix streaming. The title characters are played by Silvana Mangano, Jeanne Moreau, Carla Gravina, Barbara Bel Geddes, and Vera Miles. They've all been involved with the Nazi soldier played by Steve Forrest though one of them had only kissed him. As a result, they all got their hair shorn by the men who think they're the lowest of the low for sleeping with the enemy. But they start redeeming themselves when they shoot many Nazi soldiers in an attempted raid of a sheep ranch. I'll stop there and just say this was quite a compelling movie that addressed the complexities of the way men and women acted during wartime that got them certain punishments they wouldn't have otherwise during a time of peace. And the performances of the above are all greatly done especially that of Ms. Mangano as well as that of Van Heflin who plays the reluctant commanding officer who accepts these women into his unit. Among the other male supporting cast, Harry Guardino and Richard Basehart also deserve kudos for their performances. Really, all I'll say now is I highly recommend 5 Branded Women.

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