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Vendetta (1950)

The daughter of a slain man pushes her brother toward vengeance in 19th-century Corsica.

Directors:

Mel Ferrer, Stuart Heisler (uncredited) | 3 more credits »

Writers:

W.R. Burnett, Prosper Mérimée (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Faith Domergue ... Colomba della Rabia
George Dolenz ... Lt. Orso Antonio della Rabia
Donald Buka ... Padrino - the Bandit
Joseph Calleia ... Mayor Guido Barracini
Robert Warwick ... The French Prefect
Hugo Haas ... Brando - a Bandit
Hillary Brooke ... Lydia Nevil
Nigel Bruce ... Sir Thomas Nevil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gisela Werbisek Gisela Werbisek ... (unconfirmed)
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The daughter of a slain man pushes her brother toward vengeance in 19th-century Corsica.

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She lives by the code of the vendetta! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1952 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Colomba See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Hughes Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Filming began in 1946, but the production was plagued with problems. At least five directors worked on it, some leaving when they were either fired or quit because of producer Howard Hughes' constant interference, others being hired only to shoot retakes or small bits of new footage. The film was finally released in 1950 after costs had ballooned to more than $4 million - a staggering sum at the time for a picture that wasn't an epic and had no big stars - and was a major critical and box-office disaster. See more »

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Version of Colomba (1948) See more »

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Faith Domergue was the hottest of the Howard Hughes "discoveries"
9 March 1999 | by leew-7See all my reviews

She was a big chest breather, and had a sultry expression.

She had her best shot, I thought, in WHERE DANGER LIVES, with Mitchum.

George Dolenz had a good part in this; possibly his only. He was a solid character/contract player, and deserved better.

The classical musical themes and outsized, over-weighted backgrounds were effective, I thought. Really approaching the cerebral, almost, as far as on a scale of the Howard Hughes things.


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