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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 »

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Mario Vitale
Marietto ...
Nando Hamilton
Paolo Carlini ...
Renzo
Giovanni Filidoro ...
Gennariello
Claudio Ermelli ...
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Bob Cunningham ...
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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Comedy | Drama

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7 August 1960 (USA)  »

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C'est arrivé à Naples  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Mike and Lucia order up stiff drinks for each other at the bar. Mike orders a bourbon drink for Lucia and she orders a Campari based drink for Mike. However when each of them grabs the bottle of liquor to top off the others drink the bottles are switched. Mike's gets topped off with Burbon and Lucia's with Campari. See more »

Quotes

Michael Hamilton: How are people supposed to sleep on this island?
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Connections

Referenced in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Tu vuò fà l'Americano
by Renato Carosone and Nicola Salerno
Sung by Sophia Loren
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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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