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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
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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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December 1968 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Shelly Winters is in line to cash some traveler's checks. There is a long line behind her. But when the girl that was watching her goes up to the window. There was no one there and she was able to go right up to the window. 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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In the Mood
Written by Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf and Joe Garland
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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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