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The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965)

The Villa Fiorita is set on the banks of an Italian lake. The battle is for the mother of 2 children who having fallen in love with an Italian composer and concert pianist leaves her ... See full summary »

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The Villa Fiorita is set on the banks of an Italian lake. The battle is for the mother of 2 children who having fallen in love with an Italian composer and concert pianist leaves her husband to go and live with him in his lakeside villa. Her children however follow her there from the UK and gang-up with her lover's daughter to try & get their mother back. Written by Anonymous

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The battle of the children to rescue their mother from her Italian love affair.

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3 September 1965 (Finland)  »

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Affair at the Villa Fiorita  »

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According to Maureen O'Hara in her memoirs Tis Herself, she was very disappointed by the way the camera man filmed her. According to her, it was because, before the shooting, there was a soccer match between Italian and English cast and crew members and she supported the Italians instead the English. See more »

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When Lorenzo goes to report the disappearance of the children to the police, the road along the waterfront that he drives on is wet, but the roads in the background are dry. See more »

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Debby: She's wearing a bra!
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Ms. O Hara's Comment
22 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Delmer Daves created some of the great lush romantic dramas of my youth such as A Summer Place, Parrish and Rome Adventure all starring Troy Donahue, and then also at WB directed Spencer's Mountain starring Henry Fonda and Maureen O Hara. Daves then cast the beautiful Maureen in this film shot in Italy. In her book 'Tis Herself Ms. O Hara said she was simply aghast when seeing the rushes she noted that her face was shot with shadows. At first I did not believe a major star would be photographed against her wishes and that the veteran renowned cinematographer Oswald Morris held a grudge against the lovely star because of a football bet! Whether this is true or not, the fact is that La O Hara one of the cinema's great beauties has some scenes that back up her complaint.

I thought the film was fine and the casting of Ms. O Hara with Rosonna Brazzi who was in Daves' Rome Adventure as well- also very fine. The location shot were gorgeous.


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