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The Empty Canvas (1963)
"La noia" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  10 March 1964 (USA)
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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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Catherine Spaak ...
Cecilia
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Cecilia's Mother
Lea Padovani ...
Balestrieri's Widow
Daniela Rocca ...
Rita
Georges Wilson ...
Cecilia's Father
Leonida Repaci ...
Balestrieri
Edoardo Nevola ...
Waiter
Daniela Calvino ...
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Amos Davoli ...
Barman
Marcella Rovena ...
Tenant
Micaela Dazzi ...
Prostitute
Dany París ...
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Renato Moretti
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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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Not with love - Not with money - They cannot satisfy themselves or each other!

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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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