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Director:
Writers:
Eduardo De Filippo (play)
Renato Castellani (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Domenico, a successfull businessman, with an eye for the girls, begins an affair with Filumena when she is 17 years old... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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(33 articles)
Sophia Loren to receive special AFI tribute
 (From EW.com - Inside Movies. 27 August 2014, 10:05 AM, PDT)

AFI Fest to honour Sophia Loren
 (From ScreenDaily. 27 August 2014, 5:00 AM, PDT)

Sophia Loren Tribute Set for AFI Fest
 (From Variety - Film News. 27 August 2014, 4:00 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Sophia Loren ... Filumena Marturano

Marcello Mastroianni ... Domenico Soriano
Aldo Puglisi ... Alfredo
Tecla Scarano ... Rosalia
Marilù Tolo ... Diana (as Marilu' Tolo)
Gianni Ridolfi ... Umberto
Generoso Cortini ... Michele
Vito Moricone ... Riccardo
Rita Piccione ... Teresina, seamstress
Lino Mattera
Alfio Vita ... Una pasticcere
Alberto Castaldi (as Alberto Gastaldi)
Anna Santoro
Enza Maggi ... Lucia, maid
Mara Marilli
Antonietta D'Onofrio (as D'Onofrio Antonietta)
Raffaello Rossi Bussola ... Nocella, Lawyer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincenzo Aita ... Alfonzo, Priest (uncredited)
Vincenza Di Capua ... Matilde, Domenico's Mother (uncredited)

Pia Lindström ... Cashier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vittorio De Sica 
 
Writing credits
Eduardo De Filippo (play "Filumena Marturano")

Renato Castellani (screenplay) and
Tonino Guerra (screenplay) and
Leonardo Benvenuti (screenplay) (as Leo Benvenuti) and
Piero De Bernardi (screenplay)

Produced by
Carlo Ponti .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Armando Trovajoli 
 
Cinematography by
Roberto Gerardi 
 
Film Editing by
Adriana Novelli 
 
Production Design by
Carlo Egidi 
 
Set Decoration by
Dario Micheli 
 
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Annunziata .... makeup artist: Sophia Loren
Giuseppe Banchelli .... makeup artist: Marcello Mastroianni
Ada Palombi .... makeup artist: Sophia Loren
Amalia Paoletti .... makeup artist: Marcello Mastroianni
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Claudio Mancini .... production supervisor
Alfredo Melidoni .... production supervisor
Jone Tuzi .... general organizer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luisa Alessandri .... assistant director
Franco Indovina .... assistant director
Franco Montemurro .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Vittorio De Sisti .... sound recordist
Ennio Sensi .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Stefano Ballirano .... digital restoration supervisor (restored version)
Stefano Camberini .... digital restoration artist (restored version)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nino Cristiani .... camera operator (as Cristiani Michele)
Franco Di Giacomo .... camera operator
Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vera Marzot .... wardrobe
Piero Tosi .... costumes: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni
 
Editorial Department
Marisa Letti .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Armando Trovajoli .... conductor
 
Other crew
Mario Abussi .... production assistant: Naples
Vittorio Bucci .... production assistant: Naples
Elvira D'Amico .... script girl
Giorgio Russo .... production secretary
Matteo Spinola .... publicist
 
Thanks
Titina De Filippo .... dedicatee
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Matrimonio all'italiana" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Filumena Marturano:[subtitled version] The problem is that our hearts used to be so big...
[holds up pebble]
Filumena Marturano:and now look how small they are.
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
As only Loren could walk., 2 September 2001
Author: Gerald A. DeLuca (italiangerry@gmail.com) from United States

MARRIAGE Italian STYLE is a glossy rendition of Eduardo De Filippo's Neapolitan play "Filumena Marturano", which he himself had made into a film in 1951. In this 1964 version Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni take the roles previously played by Eduardo and Titina De Filippo. The story deals with the long love affair between a wealthy, arrogant and selfish Neapolitan businessman (Marcello Mastroianni) and the seemingly ignorant ex-prostitute (Loren) who attempts to trick him into marriage by pretending to be dying and then bouncing back to life. She does all this because she wants to guarantee a better life for her three semi-secret children. One of her children is his, she tells him. Which one, she will never say.

To say that Mastroianni and Loren had on-screen chemistry is an enormous understatement. They are both as marvelous together here as is other films together, most notably YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW and A SPECIAL DAY. For me one of the best moments in the film is Loren's walk down a sidewalk in Naples where the men and boys alike gape at her. That always knocks me out. Loren walks marvelously there and does a magnificent acting job elsewhere in this engaging dramatic farce. The film was directed by Vittorio De Sica, who had directed Loren's Academy Award performance in TWO WOMEN (LA CIOCIARA). It is among her most notable roles ever, along with TWO WOMEN, A SPECIAL DAY, THE BLACK ORCHID, and Lina Wertmüller's Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday.

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