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C'era una volta (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 19 October 1967 (Italy)
A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The ... See full summary »

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Isabella Candeloro
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Prince Rodrigo Fernandez
Georges Wilson ...
Jean-Jacques Bouché 'Monzu'
Leslie French ...
Brother Giuseppe da Copertino
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Queen Mother
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Olimpia Capce Latro, princess Altamura
Anna Nogara ...
Impatient princess
Rita Forzano ...
Greedy Princess
Carlotta Barilli ...
Superstitious princess
Rosa María Martín ...
Pretentious princess (as Rosa Maria Martino)
Fleur Mombelli ...
Proud princess
Anna Liotti ...
Infanta
Carlo Pisacane ...
First witch
Renato Pinciroli ...
Carpaccio, Rodrigo's servant
Cris Huerta
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A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The King of Spain has ordered Rodrigo to choose a wife among seven Italian Princesses, but he is smitten by the lowly peasant. With the help of both witches and saints, Isabella conquers the heart of her Prince after many amusing events--including an outrageous dishwashing contest of the peasant against the Princesses. Written by A.C. Gaeris <agae@lle.rochester.edu>

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Near the ending when she encounters the flying Saints the wires above them are visible for 1 to 2 seconds. See more »

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Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

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More than a Miracle
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by Roger Williams, his Orchestra and Chorus
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Sophia never so beautiful!
12 December 1999 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

When our romantic charming Prince (Omar Sharif) puts his eyes on our delicious merry heroine Isabella (Sophia Loren), he thought about the amusing dish-washing contest and decided to make her part in the competition for the would-be royal brides...

Isabella, the peasant girl, could be the fastest in the field... For her, washing dishes without breaking anyone, is very easy...

But our Cinderella fails... and is eliminated from the contest for breaking too many dishes..

Taken by surprise, the Prince is astonished and deceived... Isabella, humiliated and with all her dreams dispersed, runs away, all sad...

Brother Joseph De Copertino (Leslie French) comes to her rescue and reveals to her that she was cheated...

Feeling blessed and lucky, Isabella returns to the palace to demonstrate to her Prince that she was tricked...

If you need a sumptuous look to a fairy story, starting off as 'Once upon a time...' and you want to see pretty girls, witches and flying monks, plus a glamorous Sophia hidden in a barrel... Well, don't hesitate to see "More Than A Miracle"!


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