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Wild Is the Wind (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 February 1958 (France)
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.

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Arnold Schulman (screen story), Arnold Schulman (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Anna Magnani ... Gioia
Anthony Quinn ... Gino
Anthony Franciosa ... Bene
Joseph Calleia ... Alberto
Dolores Hart ... Angie
Lili Valenty Lili Valenty ... Teresa
James Flavin ... Wool Buyer
Dick Ryan Dick Ryan ... Priest
Iphigenie Castiglioni Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Party Guest
Joseph Vitale ... Party Guest
Ruth Lee Ruth Lee ... Party Guest
Frances Morris ... Party Guest
Highland Dale Highland Dale ... Horse
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Storyline

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 Huggo

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Their's was a wild obsession they could not hide! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

5 February 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Obsession See more »

Filming Locations:

Gardnerville, Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Australia "WILD IS THE WIND" was named as one of "THE ten films of 1958" by "The Australian Women's Weekly" published on Wednesday 31st December 1958 on Page 52. See more »

Quotes

Gino: What's the matter? I bought you the horse.
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Connections

Remake of Furia (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Scapricciatiello
(uncredited)
Music by Fernando Albano
Lyrics by Pacifico Vento
Performed by Anna Magnani
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Wild Is The Wind
2 September 2007 | by eliene50See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies with Anna Magnani, Tony Franciosa and Tony Quinn. If you find this movie anywhere, PLEASE, let me know and I will do the same for you! I have requested it at Turner Classic Movies and on AMC where I saw it for the first time! I will keep scanning those websites and if they put it on DVD, I will let you know! Thanks! Glad to see that somebody else appreciates this movie for the value that is in it! To me it is priceless!

This movie, in my opinion, is one of Anna Magnani's greatest works, along with a cast of the great Anthony Quinn and also great actor, Anthony Franciosa! I cannot wait until they put this movie on DVD! Thank You!


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