6.3/10
1,501
21 user 18 critic

It Started in Naples (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 7 August 1960 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

You'll Find Yourself in a Whirlpool of Wine, Women and Wonderful Fun!

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Millionairess and a doctor cannot marry until they meet conditions set-up by their respective parents.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Alastair Sim
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold statue of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, Sophia Loren
Adventure | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Opportunistic con man Dan Kehoe ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre
Teacher's Pet (1958)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A newspaper editor joins the class of a journalism professor who despises him, and they begin to fall in love.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Story of theatrical troupe that travels through the Old West.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Margaret O'Brien
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Sophia Loren plays a dual role, as both the sultry Queen of the Nile with a "man-a-night" appetite and a beautiful slave girl who takes her place and is wooed by a bodyguard who thinks she's the real monarch.

Director: Mario Mattoli
Stars: Sophia Loren, Alberto Sordi, Paul Muller
Saratoga (1937)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After winning a stud farm in lieu of gambling debts, bookie Duke Bradley turns an eye to the daughter of the now deceased gambler and her millionaire fiancée.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Peter Mark Richman
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Mario Vitale
Marietto ...
Nando Hamilton
Paolo Carlini ...
Renzo
Giovanni Filidoro ...
Gennariello
Claudio Ermelli ...
Luigi
Bob Cunningham ...
Don Mc Guire - Train Passenger
Marco Tulli
Carlo Rizzo
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 August 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

C'est arrivé à Naples  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sofia Loren received top-billing over Clark Gable during its European engagements. See more »

Goofs

When Michael gives money to Lucia, he puts his wallet away twice. See more »

Quotes

Michael Hamilton: How are people supposed to sleep on this island?
Cafe Waiter: Together!
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Love Goddesses (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

It Started in Naples
by Alessandro Cicognini, Carlo Savina and Sylvana Simoni
English lyrics by Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Those Americanos, Americanos
11 July 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This was the first Clark Gable movie I ever remember seeing and I saw it in the old Marine Theatre in Brooklyn. Turned out also to be the last one Clark Gable got to see released as The Misfits was released after Gable's demise.

He's an honest to God Philadelphia lawyer who had a brother who deserted his wife and took off for Italy where he lived with another woman. The brother has died and Gable has gone to Italy to settle the estate.

The estate's one very tangible asset was the brother's son played very winningly by Marietto. Mom is deceased also and the boy is living with her sister and who wouldn't want an aunt who looked like Sophia Loren. It's a custody battle and the question the movie asks is how will the issue be settled, in or out of court?

Gable's certainly a mature leading man playing about 15 to 20 years younger than he is, but he carries it off well. And Sophia Loren is wonderful to see.

But the real star of this film is the Isle of Capri, one of the most beautiful spots on this old planet. Capri was getting a lot of publicity from Hollywood. Only a year before Mario Lanza's last film, For the First Time, also was shot a great deal in Capri. After these two films the tourist business must have boomed.

Sophia Loren has a few nice numbers to sing and one of them was the song Americano. It had a revival a few years ago in Matt Damon's The Talented Mr. Ripley. But Sophia's version is soooooooooo much better.


13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
barely know where to start... laughinotter05
why no post???? tremonti
DVD malfunction; how did it end? jkaapa
The Hotel in Capri purpleloki
Quite a Surprise, really! anubis-45
I LOVE This Kid! emjee-1
Discuss It Started in Naples (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?