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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 »

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Referenced in A Place to Call Home: The Ghosts of Christmas Past (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

El negro zumbón
(Baião de Anna)
Music by 'Roman Vatro'
Lyrics by 'Francesco Giordano'
Sung by Flo Sandon's (Mammola Sandon)
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mangano a true movie star
10 July 2010 | by BardotsalvadorSee all my reviews

What a movie , this is the best Italian movie from he early 50s Silvana Mangano at the top of her game very beautiful , sensual and fantastic the musical number are great and the song El negro sumbon is extraordinary , La Mangano never was better here she is better than in Bitter Rice , Silvana Mangnao love to be a mother more than a movie star and for sometime she retired to have children with her husband producer Dino di Laurenti eventually Silvana comeback to the movie and she was as good as always she did few movies for Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasoline all of then were great, La Mangano die in 1989 of cancer she die in Madrid Spain her life at the end was sad her son die in a plane crash in 1981 she never recovery from his death


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