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Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

Carla Campbell receives maintenance payment by three former GIs who all believe to be the father of her daughter Gia.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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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
Renzo Palmer ...
Mayor
Giovanna Galletti ...
Countess
James Mishler ...
Stubby
Dale Cummings ...
Pete
Philippe Leroy ...
Vittorio
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Storyline

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 {J-26}

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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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Comedy | Romance | War

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M | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

December 1968 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plot of three potential fathers vying to prove they fathered a child was used many years later in Mamma Mia! (2008). See more »

Quotes

Justin Young: [Tallying up the amount of money they've collectively sent to Mrs. Campbell over the years] You averaged 85 a month, you - a hundred and fifteen, me - a hundred a forty... which, over twenty years, compounded at six percent interest, would come to a hundred and ninety seven thousand dollars.
Walter Braddock: [incredulous] A hundred and ninety seven *thousand*?... We paid more war damages than Germany!
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Connections

References Ferdinand the Bull (1938) See more »

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Moonlight Serenade
Music by Glenn Miller
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I love this movie!
18 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't pay any attention to the bad reviews on here (few as they are) this movie must be watched and appreciated for what it is, farce. The stellar cast turn in great performances and the writing is still very funny. This is the film which inspired the musical stage play "Mama Mia" as well as the film. But the two stories are completely different. Now out on DVD, remastered and in wide screen for the first time ever, this is a must see on a big screen TV. The video and sound transfer is amazing, clear, crisp picture and sound. Filmed on location in Italy this was no low budget film. Is it realistic, no, its not suppose to be, just sit back and enjoy it!


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