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

Quotes

Mario Vitale: A man can be a pig and a lawyer at the same time.
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Stay Here with Me
(Resta cu'mme)
by Domenico Modugno and Verde
English lyrics by Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler)
Sung by Paolo Bacilieri
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fitting finale to Clarke Gables' career
23 August 2002 | by (Las Vegas Nevada) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful movie starring two of filmdoms' greatest stars-Clark Gable and the beautiful Sophia Loren. Set in Naples and the island of Capri this is one attractive movie.Great story line and excellent music and a wonderful performance by the master himself Vittorio De Sica. Add to the cast a young Italian actor by the name of Marietto playing a wise-cracking street kid from Naples and you have the perfect afternoon treat. Though this was Gables' second last movie before the ill fated Misfits (a movie I would rather forget)he looks in excellent shape and still has that twinkle in his eye that made him a star for over 25 years. This movie is just magic. Enough said.


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