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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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Nando Hamilton
Paolo Carlini ...
Renzo
Giovanni Filidoro ...
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Don Mc Guire - Train Passenger
Marco Tulli
Carlo Rizzo
Yvonne Monlaur
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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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Sofia Loren received top-billing over Clark Gable during its European engagements. See more »

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When Nando and Mike are watching the parade together, there are different people around them depending upon whether it is a close or long shot. See more »

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Michael Hamilton: How are people supposed to sleep on this island?
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Referenced in Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) See more »

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It Started in Naples
by Alessandro Cicognini, Carlo Savina and Sylvana Simoni
English lyrics by Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler)
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Gable, Loren and Capri
7 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've just seen this on a beautiful DVD and I want to echo the positive comments. While not the funniest movie ever made it is amusing and a good family-type picture---assuming that families watch this type of picture these days.

What makes it happen for me is seeing Clark Gable and Sophia Loren together on screen with a beautiful background full of Capri Italy, 1960. The story is pretty basic but {like most good movies}provides a framework, plot situations and dialog- a lot of it in Italian, but still understandable- to keep the action moving and show off the Star Power on screen.There is great chemistry between Loren and Gable as well as co-star Vittorio De Sica and the young kid who plays the boy Nando - a star turn at age 10. Charming,amusing with eye-filling scenery and three legendary cinema personalities. Diverting and entertaining.


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