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Full of Life (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 1957 (France)
Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

John Fante (screen play), John Fante (based on his novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judy Holliday ... Emily Rocco
Richard Conte ... Nick Rocco
Salvatore Baccaloni Salvatore Baccaloni ... Papa Vittorio Rocco
Esther Minciotti Esther Minciotti ... Mama Pauletta Rocco
Joe De Santis ... Father Gondolfo
Silvio Minciotti Silvio Minciotti ... Joe Muto
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Carla Rocco
Arthur Lovejoy Arthur Lovejoy ... Mr. Jameson
Eleanor Audley ... Mrs. Jameson
Trudy Marshall ... Nora Gregory
Walter Conrad Walter Conrad ... John Gregory
Sam Gilman ... Dr. Atchison
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Storyline

Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant stonemason with whom he has a difficult relationship, and ask him to do the work. Confronting the issues of religion and family tradition which have separated father and son causes Nick and Emily to reevaluate their lives and the things they value most. Written by scgary66

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IN A CHANGING WORLD, this motion picture is joyously dedicated to the heartwarming fact that BABIES still come in the same old, wonderfully old-fashioned way! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 April 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alle Sehnsucht dieser Welt See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Salvatore Baccaloni's American film debut. See more »

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Referenced in The Dead Talk Back (1993) See more »

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A nice "little" film
9 September 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Full of life is a nice "little" film--and when I say "little", I mean it's a film with a very modest budget and pretenses. Sadly, although it's a film with very strong traditional family values, after it was made it was withheld from distribution because the Production Code Office would NOT approve the film because it showed a woman who was pregnant!! How showing a plump and pregnant film could harm the moral fabric of our society is beyond me--especially since the film celebrates life and family! The movie stars Judy Holliday and Richard Conte as a couple anticipating their first child. However, their life is seriously disrupted when Judy falls through the kitchen floor! It seems that termites have ruined the woodwork and the couple can't afford to have it fixed. So Conte asks his father (an experienced mason) to come to stay with them and fix the floor. However, this plan doesn't go as anticipated, as Dad is, at times, a pain in the neck while at other times he's wise and insightful. In the process, what it means to be family, religion and parenthood are all explored with a light and heart-warming hand. While not a great film, it's a lovely way to spend your time and I sure wish they made nice movies like this today!


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