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Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

M  -  Comedy  -  December 1968 (USA)
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Carla Campbell receives maintenance payment by three former GIs who all believe to be the father of her daughter Gia.

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Carla Campbell
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Shirley Newman
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Phil Newman
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Walter Braddock
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Fritzie Braddock
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Gia Campbell
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Lauren Young (as Marian Moses)
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Rosa
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James Mishler ...
Stubby
Dale Cummings ...
Pete
Philippe Leroy ...
Vittorio
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Twenty years after their initial war-time visit three U.S. servicemen hold a reunion at an Italian village. They all have fond memories, especially of local girl Carla. But she has been telling each of them that they are the father of her daughter Gia, so they have all been paying well for her upbringing. As this dawns on the threesome old rivalries surface, but times have changed and complications such as wives, middle-age, and the need to protect Gia's future start to surface. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Take someone you love to a nice, warm, funny picture about a nice, warm, unwed mother. See more »

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Alle mine mænd  »

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Mrs. Campbell's red sports car is a Fiat 1500 Cabrio. Gia's car is a Renault Caravelle. Each taxicab is a Fiat 600 Multipla. See more »

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Shirley Newman: That is the most beautiful story I ever heard.
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Moonlight Serenade
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Screwball Comedy With Plenty Of Heart and Soul
5 April 2004 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

La Lollabrigida is magnificent as Carla Campbell who had a baby from a G. I. during World War II, but didn't know which of three possible American soldiers it was, so she writes each telling him the son is his. And they all faithfully send child support -- for twenty years. With Phil Silvers, Shelly Winters, Lee Grant, Telly Savalas and Lee Grant on hand, this could easily have gone way overboard into silly farce. Instead, it blends its pathos, drama, and comedy as seamlessly as it blends its gorgeous Italian landscapes and backdrops with its Hollywood sound-stages. Savalas and Grant are particularly good as the most interesting of the three couples but all are good. Janet Margolin does a good job of giving us a feel for Gina and the Italian actor that plays Gina's faithful friend is marvelous in his few scenes.

Highly recommended. 9/10.


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