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The Empty Canvas (1963)

La noia (original title)
The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who believes in indiscriminate love affairs.

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Dino's mother
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Cecilia
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Cecilia's Mother
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Balestrieri's Widow
Leonida Repaci ...
Balestrieri
Luigi Giuliani ...
Luciani
Daniela Calvino ...
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Marcella Rovena ...
Tenant
Jole Mauro ...
Cashier
Amos Davoli ...
Barman
Dany París ...
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Georges Wilson ...
Cecilia's Father
Daniela Rocca ...
Rita
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The son of a wealthy American woman and a deceased Italian nobleman, Dino, dabbles away at painting. Thinking he has found the image for his "empty canvas", he takes up with man-crazy nymphet Cecilia, who refuses to marry him--even after he covers her nude body with 10,000-lire banknotes. She does agree to become his mistress--until a more interesting man comes along. Dino has a breakdown and is guided back to health by his mother. He tells her at fadeout that now he has suffered, and he thinks he might be able to fill that empty canvas. Written by alfiehitchie

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Alberto Moravia, Author of "Two Women" Now Tells a Story of an Obsessive Love! See more »

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Catherine Spaak would portray a mogul's mistress in the film version of Hotel. Bette played the establishment's owner in the pilot for the TV series, Hotel. See more »

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A set of studio lights is visible outside Dino's studio window in the ending scene. See more »

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Version of L'ennui (1998) See more »

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Wonderful Catherine Spaak
12 December 2002 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Saw this a long time ago. Few memories left. Scenery-chewing Bette Davis, young handsome Buchholz, good b&w photography, waste of Moravia's novel. All the memories go back to 18-year-old Catherine Spaak, in the summit of her beauty, youth, freshness, sexiness. Spaak was probably the sexiest teenage star in movies ever (arguably tied with Nastassja Kinski). AND there's the scene in the bed, when Buchholz "buys" her covering her with money bills. Go see.


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