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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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A Masterpiece of Emotional Reality! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

5 February 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Obsession See more »

Filming Locations:

Carson City, Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Award: Best actress David Di Donatello for Anna Magnani (1958) See more »

Quotes

Gino: What's the matter? I bought you the horse.
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Wild Is the Wind
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Johnny Mathis
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Brava Anna!
25 November 2005 | by sicilian1949See all my reviews

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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