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Girl with a Suitcase (1961)

La ragazza con la valigia (original title)
Lorenzo, who's 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl, Aida, whom his older brother has mistreated. In extending kindness and standing up for... See full summary »

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Cast

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Aida Zepponi
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Lorenzo Fainardi
Luciana Angiolillo ...
Aunt of Lorenzo
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Francia
Riccardo Garrone ...
Romolo
Elsa Albani ...
Lucia
Corrado Pani ...
Marcello Fainardi
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Piero Benotti
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Don Pietro Introna
Enzo Garinei ...
Pino
Ciccio Barbi ...
Crosia
Nadia Bianchi ...
Nuccia
Angela Portaluri
Edda Soligo ...
Teacher
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Lorenzo, who's 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl, Aida, whom his older brother has mistreated. In extending kindness and standing up for her, he comes of age. But, is there anything he can do that will alter Aida's situation or her prospects? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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11 September 1961 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In 2008, the film was selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved (100 film italiani da salvare). The list was created with the aim to report "100 films that have changed the collective memory of the country between 1942 and 1978". The project was established by the Venice Days ("Giornate degli Autori") in the Venice Film Festival, in collaboration with Cinecittà Holding and with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when Aida takes an emergency bathroom break in the ditch, there is a noticeable paper cup like white object in the middle of the road. It comes and goes and moves around. See more »

Soundtracks

Just That Same Old Line
Sung by Nico Fidenco
Dischi R.C.A.
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I'll comment on one single scene...
23 June 2001 | by (Montréal, Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

... the one where Lorenzo watches Aida dancing with that older man. She was supposed to go to the movies with him but she chose to have dinner with a group of other guests at the hotel, and after dinner they start partying and dancing. At one point there is a close-up of Lorenzo that lasts for at least one minute. He looks at them dancing, looks away, takes a sip from his drink, fidgets, with all these different expressions on his face: jealousy, frustration, anger, discomfort, despair. No dialogue. Wonderfully acted and directed. That scene is worth more than all car chase sequences since the beginning of Cinema put together.


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