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Beautiful But Dangerous (1955)

La donna più bella del mondo (Lina Cavalieri) (original title)
Rome, 1905. Lina, a music hall singer, has fallen in love with Sergei, a Russian prince. Maestro Doria, who gives her voice lessons and who hopes to make her his mistress, takes her to ... See full summary »

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Robert Z. Leonard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Lollobrigida ... Lina Cavalieri
Vittorio Gassman ... Prince Sergei
Robert Alda ... Maestro Doria
Anne Vernon ... Carmela
Tamara Lees Tamara Lees ... Manolita
Gino Sinimberghi Gino Sinimberghi ... Il tenore Silvani
Nanda Primavera Nanda Primavera ... Olimpia, Lina's mother
Enzo Biliotti Enzo Biliotti ... Perret
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Judge at the duel
Rolf Tasna Rolf Tasna ... Lefebre
Peter Trent Peter Trent ... Viscount Turin
Loris Gizzi Loris Gizzi ... Duval
Nico Pepe Nico Pepe ... Louis
Gianni Baghino Gianni Baghino ... Emilio
Valeria Fabrizi Valeria Fabrizi ... Silvana
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Rome, 1905. Lina, a music hall singer, has fallen in love with Sergei, a Russian prince. Maestro Doria, who gives her voice lessons and who hopes to make her his mistress, takes her to Paris where she becomes the star of the "Folies-Plastiques". Sergei finds Lina back in the French capital and, as a play and game, makes her his mistress. When she understands the truth Lina runs away with tenor Silvani. Mad with jealousy, Doria kills Silvani and the young singer who thinks Sergei is responsible for Silvani's death, decides to devote her life to her career. Going from success to success, Lina arrives one day in Saint Petersburg where she is to sing before the Tsar. There she meets Sergei again... Written by Guy Bellinger

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GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA...the tempests, the glittering era, les affaires de passion of the opera star acclaimed as the most beautiful woman in the world!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 October 1955 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Ferraniacolor: Europe)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in La cenicienta y Ernesto (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

A Frangesa
Written by Mario Costa
(1894)
Sung by Gina Lollobrigida
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It's no lie
28 May 1999 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

This film's Italian title is "The Most Beautiful Woman In The World", and with that 10 inch waist of hers, Gina Lollobrigida is easily the prima of the world's prime donne. If you want to mix bellezza with your opera, you can't go wrong here.


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