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The Miller's Beautiful Wife (1955)

La bella mugnaia (original title)
Luca runs a mill and is married to Carmela, a beautiful wife. But his wife's beauty catches the eye of Don Teofilo the Governor.

Director:

Mario Camerini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio De Sica ... Don Teofilo - governatore
Sophia Loren ... Carmela
Marcello Mastroianni ... Luca - suo marito
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Gardunia
Yvonne Sanson ... Donna Dolores
Mario Passante ... Capitano dei gendarmi
Carlo Sposito ... Pasqualino (as Carletto Sposito)
Virgilio Riento Virgilio Riento ... Salvatore
Elsa Vazzoler Elsa Vazzoler ... Concettina
Angela Lavagna Angela Lavagna ... Assunta
Amalia Pellegrini Amalia Pellegrini ... La balia
Silvio Bagolini Silvio Bagolini ... L'aiutante del vescovo
Emilio Petacci Emilio Petacci ... Don Gennaro
Michele Riccardini Michele Riccardini ... Avvocato
Pietro Tordi Pietro Tordi ... Sergente ubriaco
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Luca runs a mill and is married to Carmela, a beautiful wife. But his wife's beauty catches the eye of Don Teofilo the Governor.

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She was the miller's beautiful wife - Full of passion and lust for life...He was the handsome scion of royalty. Who hoped to betray her wifely loyalty. The miller is wondering what happened that night...The answer is told in this sly screen delight! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 October 1955 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Version of It Happened in Spain (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Bocca di rosa
Written by Ernesto Tagliaferri (as Tagliaferri), Nicola Valente (as Valente) and Libero Bovio (as Bovio)
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Buxom wife.
1 August 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

This very earthy comedy was based on the play "The Three-Cornered Hat" from the Spanish novel of Alarcon. It is a subject which director Mario Camerini had previously filmed in 1935. This CinemaScope/Technicolor remake was a modest success in the States after its release, although not so big a hit with the Catholic Legion of Decency which condemned it. The film has Vittorio De Sica as a lecherous governor of Naples in 1680 who lusts after the wives of several peasants, particularly the miller's wife Carmela, played by a ravishing Sophia Loren. The miller himself, played by a youngish Marcello Mastroianni, plans to avenge his honor by seducing the wife of the governor. Wonderful fun boasting a great cast and one of the earliest pairings of Loren and Mastroianni.


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