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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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Stand up and be counted. War is full of mishaps. 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
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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:
Vera Miles had her head shaved for her role in this film, which resulted in having to wear a wig for her role in Psycho (1960). (In fact, except for Barbara Bel Geddes, who wore a wig, all of the actresses playing the title characters had their heads shaved.)See more »
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Referenced in Delighting in Contrasts (2005) (V)See more »

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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Stand up and be counted. War is full of mishaps., 23 June 2002
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

Just short of two hours is lengthy for 1960. This melodrama is set in Middle Europe during WW2 and does have its moments. Five young women are scorned and humiliated for consorting with Nazis. Now with shaved heads, they band together to prove their patriotism and set out to fight the Germans. The resistance fighters don't want their help; so they seem to be fighting both forces...plus themselves. Strange casting is very obvious; and this moody movie may be hard for some to get into. War buffs will watch. I watched because of the enticing Vera Miles. Beside Miss Miles the very diverse cast includes: Barbara Bel Geddes, Silvana Mangano, Van Heflin, Richard Basehart, Jeanne Moreau and Steve Forrest. War causes people to do regrettable things.

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