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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Complete credited cast:
Carla Campbell
Shirley Newman
Phil Newman
Walter Braddock
Fritzie Braddock
Gia Campbell
Lauren Young (as Marian Moses)
Renzo Palmer ...
Giovanna Galletti ...
James Mishler ...
Dale Cummings ...
Philippe Leroy ...


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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Did You Know?


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


Shirley Newman: That is the most beautiful story I ever heard.
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Referenced in Melrose Place: Buona Sera, Mr. Campbell: Part 1 (1998) See more »


The Army Air Corps Song
Music by Robert Crawford
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Guffaws Galore
1 December 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

One of the best comedies ever made, full of comic details, non-stop hilarity, one of those rare movies that can be seen again and again and it gets better every time. A comedy that doesn't insult human dignity or intellect, full of interesting characters and vignettes, and a lot of emotion too. Not surprisingly, the acting is fabulous when the writing is good. Everyone gives a memorable performance. It doesn't get any better than this. Funniest lines: "In the Piazza", "Doesn't do windows", "Campbell is a noble name". "Is mom going to sing?" "Grazie, grazie very much". "A few Berlitz lessons, and...". "So many of you left a little something here". Lolobgrigida, Winters and Savalas are priceless. The tune by Ortolani fits the movie perfectly. I first saw it in 1969, then in 1983. After so many years it doesn't get stale. That's what I call a classic.

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