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It Started in Naples (1960)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  7 August 1960 (USA)
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Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old... See full summary »

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Mario Vitale
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Nando Hamilton
Paolo Carlini ...
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Don Mc Guire - Train Passenger
Marco Tulli
Carlo Rizzo
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Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old little boy named Nando, who is being raised by Michael's sister-in-law Lucia Curcio. Mike immediately disapproves of Nando's Italian-style (in other words "lax") education. To make matters worse, Lucia happens to be ... a sexy nightclub dancer. This is too much for a puritan like Mike and the only solution in his eyes is to have the boy brought up in the States... Written by Guy Bellinger

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You'll Never See a Movie With More Carefee Fun and Happy Living!

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C'est arrivé à Naples  »

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Although Clark Gable and Sophia Loren did not get along during filming, he did help smuggle Carlo Ponti onto the island to celebrate her 25th birthday. See more »

Goofs

When Lucia is on the bed waiting for Michael, she wears a blue dress and dark nylon stockings. When she is outside with her nephew Nando, she is still in her blue dress, but bare legged, and when she enters the house and lies on the bed, she is wearing the dress and stockings again. See more »

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Michael Hamilton: How are people supposed to sleep on this island?
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Tu vuò fà l'Americano
by Renato Carosone and Nicola Salerno
Sung by Sophia Loren
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Tu vuo fa Americano!
15 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got this movie, as it was just released in July 2005 on DVD. I'd seen it before on TV and had rented it before on VHS. Not sure what it is about this movie, but it's so full of charm! The beautiful landscapes and backdrops of Naples and Capri make it worth the view alone (Not to mention Sophia Loren; Viva Italia!) This was Clark Gable's second-to-last film, I believe, and as he was a bit miscast in the role (he was 59 or so), he pulls off the role of pushy Philadelphian lawyer, Mike Hamilton, with style. Sophia Loren's character, Lucia Curcio, is so lovably "Italian", she really shines in this role. It's also very interesting to see the evolution (or de-evolution) of Hollywood's current concept of sexiness when watching Sophia in this film; she exudes it while most modern-day actresses need all the help they can get...with surgery! Marietto Angeletti plays an 8-year old Nando, the nephew of both leads; truly gifted young actor and you'll love his character. And Also, veteran Italian actor Vittorio De Sica seems so natural in his role as the Neapolitan lawyer Mario Vitale, very believable.

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable film and I'd recommend it for everyone. Who knows, it may start a resurgence of tourism to the area!


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