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Better a Widow (1968)

Meglio vedova (original title)
M | | Comedy | February 1969 (USA)
In this delightful romantic comedy, Peter McEnery plays Tom Proby, a representative from a British engineering firm. He is sent to Sicily to convince the landowners (all in the Mafia) to ... See full summary »

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Tom Proby
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Baron Misceni
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Carmelo
Carla Calò ...
Rosa's governess
Salvatore Fucile ...
Don Santo
Roy Bosier ...
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Bruno Lauzi ...
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Adriano Vitale ...
Misceni's chauffeur-killer
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In this delightful romantic comedy, Peter McEnery plays Tom Proby, a representative from a British engineering firm. He is sent to Sicily to convince the landowners (all in the Mafia) to allow his company to build an oil refinery on some waterfront real estate. Proby talks to the mob bosses about the project, but disagreements between different bosses complicate his efforts. One group wants to build the refinery, the other prefers a luxurious resort. Proby meets Rosa (Virna Lisi), the beautiful daughter of a mafia don, and the two begin a flirtation. Since Rosa is engaged to another mob boss, she creates a stir when she declares her love for Proby. The mob fights over the issue of the refinery and Proby courts danger by romancing Rosa.

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Wish this was on DVD/VHS!
19 October 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

I wish this hilarious and romantic movie was on DVD/VHS! I would love to see it again and again, own it for my library. I saw this movie years ago on TV and have never forgotten its wonderfully irreverent view toward romance and the Mafia. Please, please, release this movie on DVD/VHS!


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