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Woman of Rome (1954)

La romana (original title)
During the fascist era, Adriana a beautiful young model, becomes a prostitute after a love affair gone wrong. She meets Mino, a partisan who falls in love with her and wants to redeem her.


Luigi Zampa


Alberto Moravia (novel), Alberto Moravia (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Lollobrigida ... Adriana Silenzi
Daniel Gélin ... Mino
Franco Fabrizi ... Gino
Raymond Pellegrin ... Astarita
Renato Tontini Renato Tontini ... Carlo Sonzogno
Pina Piovani Pina Piovani ... Madre di Adriana
Xenia Valderi ... Gisella
Gino Buzzanca Gino Buzzanca ... Riccardo
Mariano Bottino Mariano Bottino ... Tommaso
Mario Addobbati Mario Addobbati ... Tullio
Giovanni Di Benedetto Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Il pittore (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
Riccardo Garrone ... Giancarlo
Alberto Anselmi Alberto Anselmi
Bianca Maria Cerasoli Bianca Maria Cerasoli ... (as Bianca Cerasoli)
Ada Colangeli Ada Colangeli ... Padrona della pensione


During the fascist era, Adriana a beautiful young model, becomes a prostitute after a love affair gone wrong. She meets Mino, a partisan who falls in love with her and wants to redeem her. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Submitted to the British Board of Film Censors by Exclusive Films and passed with an "X" certificate on 5 March 1957. First shown in London at the Hammer preview theatre on 21 March 1957 (for press and trade only). For the general release on 20 May 1957 the film, surprisingly enough, shared the bill with The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). See more »


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A streetwalker without a cause...
26 April 2020 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

So many movies glorify prostitution, and so many movies don't capture one hundredth of the essence of confliction a woman has to go through before she joins that profession. Woman of Rome is an Italian drama that shows how Gina Lollobrigida walks the streets...for no good reason.

Gina is a good girl with a pushy mother, Pina Piovani, who wants her to use her beauty to catch a rich husband. Instead, Gina falls for a penniless chauffer. Before she finds out he's already married and has a family, she goes out on a double date with a girlfriend, who is a prostitute. Gina knows what's going on, and she drinks too much wine and goes into the back bedroom with her date. Then, on the drive home, he gives her some money and she acts horrified. While it's a lovely expression on Gina's face, it doesn't exactly endear her to the audience. She made such bad choices before she could have been seen as taking revenge on her married boyfriend. After she does find out his situation, she becomes a prostitute full time.

This movie really isn't very good, even for Gina Lollobrigida fans. Yes, she looks beautiful, but the story is really silly. It's full of constant and needless narration from Gina herself, and her exploits make her unlikable, at best. If you're in the mood for a better foreign drama, check Gina out in The Law instead.

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Release Date:

27 October 1954 (Italy) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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