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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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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 ...
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Giovanna Galletti ...
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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 {J-26}

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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

Shirley Newman: That is the most beautiful story I ever heard.
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References Ferdinand the Bull (1938) See more »

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San Forino March
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Frank
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Gina's a delight in this '60s screwball comedy
12 April 2005 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Former sex goddess Gina Lollobrigida is a gorgeous 40ish redhead in this screwball comedy set in Italy in 1968.

La Lollo plays the mother of the lovely Janet Margolin, whose American soldier father was supposedly killed during World War II. The thing is, Gina isn't sure who the father was, since she was friendly with three soldiers at the time, (played by Peter Lawford, Phil Silvers and Telly Savalas), and all are very much alive. Each of the three thinks he is the father and has been financially supporting the girl in secret for over 20 years. Trouble and hilarity ensue when the three men and their wives return to the Italian village for an Army reunion, and Gina has to juggle all six of them while keeping her daughter from finding out the truth.

It's a funny script that hearkens back to Hollywood's great screwball comedies, with especially good jobs from Silvers and Savalas and Shelley Winters and Lee Grant as their wives. But it's Gina who steals the show with her glamorous mugging.


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