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5 Branded Women -- During World War II, five women are shorn of their hair and driven out of town by the partisans for having had love affairs with a Nazi sergeant.

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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:
Five Yugoslav women who consorted with the German occupiers are publicly humiliated and banished by the Yugoslav partisans but they take up arms to fend for themselves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
Arrivederci Signor Dino De Laurentiis!
 (From Manny the Movie Guy. 11 November 2010, 11:30 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
No place for love or mercy in 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)
"Jovanka and the Others" - Europe (English title) (imdb display title), USA (working title)
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Runtime:
115 min | UK:94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Finland:K-16 (original rating) | Portugal:(Banned) | Sweden:15
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The producers planned to shoot the film on location in Yugoslavia but the Yugoslavian Communist government refused to cooperate or allow shooting.Most scenes were shot in Italy and Austria instead.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Prisoner: Episode #1.4" (1979)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
No place for love or mercy in wartime, 25 April 2011
Author: MONA0825 from Mexico

This relatively unknown gathers a very impressive cast of both European and American actors and actresses. Silvia Mangano gives a fine performance as the leader of the titled women. These women are casted away from a little town in Yugoslavia 1943 because they have slept with a Nazi Sargent (except innocent Vera Miles who didn't go beyond kissing but anyway is accused as the others), not before they are humiliated by their own people by cropping their hair.

The girls bound together and they wander around the country until they resolve to join the partisans despite their initial resilience. The women will form relationships with the partisans and a captured German Captain (R. Basehart).

But it's wartime and this is no Hollywood movie: there are no happy endings or black and white feelings or situations. The movie is gritty and somehow cruel. The movie has its flaws, the pacing could be better and some characters feel underdeveloped, but all things considered, this is a very good movie. It's not released on DVD, but you can find it over the Internet. It's well worth the search.

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