Film director Blasetti is looking for a little girl for his new movie. Along with other mothers, Maddelena takes her daugther to Cinecittà, hoping she'll be selected and become a star. She is ready to sacrifice anything for little Maria, even if her husband would prefer they save their little money for the rent, instead of paying teachers, hairdressers or bribes for her illusions.
Italy's Greatest Actress in her Prize-Winning Performance!
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In the final scene, Anna Magnani hears the film playing outside her room and remarks that she hears Burt Lancaster. Magnani would win an Oscar four years later for The Rose Tattoo, in which she would costar with Lancaster. See more
Referenced in Visconti
Il valzer dello zigo zago
Written by C. Deani and Dino Olivieri
Performed by Anna Magnani See more