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The River Girl (1954)

La donna del fiume (original title)
When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is ... See full summary »

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Mario Soldati
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Nives Mongolini
Gérard Oury ... Enzo Cinti
Lise Bourdin ... Tosca
Rik Battaglia ... Gino Lodi
Enrico Olivieri Enrico Olivieri ... Oscar
Guido Celano Guido Celano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Conventi Maria Conventi ... Ivana
Edward Fleming Edward Fleming ... Il calciatore ballerino (as Ed Fleming)
Nino Marchetti Nino Marchetti ... Maresciallo dei carabinieri
Mimmo Palmara
Franco Polegatti Franco Polegatti ... Chioggia
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When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is working as a cutter to support herself and an infant son, and warns her that Gino has escaped from prison and is seeking revenge. She rejects his offer to protect her. Gino finds Nives, mourning the drowning death of their son. He surrenders himself to the police and then walks at Nives' side in the funeral procession. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 December 1954 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The River Girl See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Mischief (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Mambo Bacan
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Franco Giordano
Music by Armando Trovajoli
Performed by Sophia Loren
[Trovajoli wrote this song as (Roman) Vatro for Single EP]
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River Girl or Women of the River
5 November 2002 | by Shebelle17See all my reviews

I saw this film as a very young girl and remember that it made a very lasting memory. I so much would like to see it on video to be able to view it once again. Sophia Loren was and is an extraordinary women. I hope she will continue making movies as she is a joy to watch.


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