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Seven Hills of Rome (1957)

Arrivederci Roma (original title)
On a train to Rome, the American singer Marc Revere meets the Italian Raffaela. He notices that she intends to work and live at her uncle's. When he gives her a ride, it turns out that said... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Giuseppe Amato (story), Art Cohn | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mario Lanza ... Marc Revere
Renato Rascel ... Pepe Bonelli
Marisa Allasio ... Rafaella Marini
Peggie Castle ... Carol Ralston
Clelia Matania ... Beatrice
Carlo Rizzo Carlo Rizzo ... Director of Ulpia Club
Rossella Como Rossella Como ... Anita
Guido Celano ... Luigi
Carlo Giuffrè ... Franco Cellis
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Romoletto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pippo Agusta Pippo Agusta
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Storyline

On a train to Rome, the American singer Marc Revere meets the Italian Raffaela. He notices that she intends to work and live at her uncle's. When he gives her a ride, it turns out that said uncle has moved to South America. So Revere offers her to live with him at his cousin's, an impecunious pianist. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Trivia

When Rafaella is confronted by the train conductor for traveling without a ticket, Marc buys one for her. It cost 5900 lira, which in 1957 would have been worth about US$9 or about US$70 in 2015 dollars. See more »

Quotes

Pepe Bonelli: Maybe Paris is the most beautiful city in the world... CONSCIOUSLY; but Rome is the most beautiful city in the world... UNconsciously.
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Calypso Italiano
by George Stoll
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Mario Lanza sings a lot but the script is a dreadful trifle...
17 January 2013 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

The "6" rating is only because Mario Lanza gets to sing a good number of worthwhile songs as only he can. But I could have done without his impersonation scene where he makes fun of popular Italian crooners like Perry Como and Dean Martin.

The story is so flat and unconvincing that it's hardly worth a mention. It's sufficient to say that you can forget it while enjoying abundant glimpses of Rome's landmarks and terrain, all nicely photographed in Technicolor.

Lanza was beginning to look heavier than usual but his voice is still able to belt out a mixture of operatic arias and pop tunes. The film itself is not an "essential," even for Lanza fans because the script is an uninspired bit of tedium. Just sit back and enjoy the scenery.


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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

30 January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Perspecta Sound)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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