An immigrant Nevada rancher brings a woman from Italy to be his second wife but when he neglects her, she becomes involved with his trusted assistant. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor.
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Peter Mark Richman
Italian immigrant Gino Micelli and his wife Rosanna started with virtually nothing, which Gino has now built up into a successful northern Nevada sheep farming operation with his brother Alberto, Alberto's wife Teresa, and their longtime hand, Bene. Gino hired Bene when he was just a boy and treats him like a son - planning on giving him the entire operation when the time comes - Bene being his true son which he has long planned as he has always seen Bene marrying his now twenty-one year old daughter, Angie, although neither Bene or Angie has ever said anything to Gino about it or has ever needed to say anything to the other in it never coming to pass in not feeling that way about the other. As Rosanna has long passed, and as Angie is away at school in Boston, Gino has made the decision to marry Rosanna's sister Gioia in Italy without the two even having met beforehand, she who will move to Nevada to live on the farm. Although Gino and Gioia both want the marriage to work, obstacles ...Written by
Along with her Oscar winning role in "The Rose Tattoo", this is another great acting job by Anna Magnanni. The story involves a love triangle and a very adult theme. Produced in 1957, I saw this movie on the AMC movie channel several years ago and quickly fell in love with it. Being Italian myself, I really enjoyed hearing it spoke often during the movie. Anna Magnanni actually sings at one point, and I might add very well! I have constantly been checking the Internet for news of it's release, but to no luck. Does anyone know where can one find a copy of this movie to purchase? It deserves to be on DVD, but I'll settle for a VHS copy at this point. Thank you very much.
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