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Anna is a nurse and a nun, whose history catches up on her.

Director:

Alberto Lattuada

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Giuseppe Berto (as Berto Giuseppe), Franco Brusati (as Brusati Franco) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silvana Mangano ... Anna
Gaby Morlay ... La madre superiora
Raf Vallone ... Andrea
Jacques Dumesnil ... Il professor Ferri
Vittorio Gassman ... Vittorio (as Vittorio Gassmann)
Patrizia Mangano Patrizia Mangano ... Luisa
Natascia Mangano Natascia Mangano ... Lucia Manzi
Piero Lulli Piero Lulli ... Il dottor Manzi
Dina Romano Dina Romano ... Suor Paolina
Rosita Pisano Rosita Pisano ... Suor Carmela
Bianca Doria Bianca Doria ... Una partoriente
Rocco D'Assunta Rocco D'Assunta ... Un padre
Lyla Rocco Lyla Rocco ... Un'infermiera (as Lilla Rocco)
Dina Perbellini Dina Perbellini ... Una malata
Emilio Petacci Emilio Petacci ... Il colonnello Zenner
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Storyline

Anna, a former sexy nightclub dancer who has become a hospital nurse, is on the verge of taking the veil. One day, She recognizes Andrea, her former fiancé, among the patients. Her troubled past suddenly comes back to her. Though engaged to Andrea, she was attracted to Vittorio, the owner of the nightclub where she performed as a singer and dancer. After Vittorio attempted to rape her, Andrea killed him. Following this tragedy. Anna decided to go into a convent. Andrea, who has been acquitted, now tries to persuade Anna to come back to him but at this very moment it is announced that a train has been derailed. Anna then understands that she must dedicate herself to her new vocation. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1951 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Almost all of the actors were dubbed, including the stars Silvana Mangano (by Lydia Simoneschi) and Vittorio Gassman (by Gualtiero De Angelis). A curiosity: Character actress Tina Lattanzi lent her voice to French actress Gaby Morlay but as she appears in the film herself, she was in turn dubbed by Giovanna Scotto. See more »

Goofs

When Anna is performing "El negro zumbon", she is initially shown dancing in a medium distance shot and her arms are fully outstretched. As she begins to sing there is a cut to a closeup and her right hand is now directly in front of her face. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dear Diary (1993) See more »

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Acted
by Silvana Mangano
Sung by Flo Sandon's (Mammola Sandon)
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Silvana has 50 different faces, each one is beautiful!!!
29 September 1999 | by Roger-100See all my reviews

I loved the musical numbers. I wish I had a truly preserved copy of this movie. I never knew this movie existed until I saw "Caro Diaro". I have become a Silvana fan! "Silvana has 50 different faces, it all depends on which way she will face the camera. Each face she has, is truly beautiful. Bless Her Heart.............


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