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Love takes precedence over art and politics as Spanish painter Goya pines for an aloof duchess.

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Henry Koster

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Norman Corwin (screenplay), Giorgio Prosperi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ava Gardner ... Maria Cayetana, Duchess of Alba
Anthony Franciosa ... Francisco Jose de Goya
Amedeo Nazzari ... Prime Minister Manuel Godoy
Gino Cervi ... King Carlos IV of Spain
Lea Padovani ... Queen Maria Luisa
Massimo Serato ... Conte Rodrigo Sanchez
Carlo Rizzo Carlo Rizzo ... Juanito
Audrey McDonald Audrey McDonald ... Anita (as Audrey Macdonald)
Ivana Kislinger Ivana Kislinger ... Pepa
Renzo Cesana Renzo Cesana ... Bayeu
Carlo Giustini Carlo Giustini ... José
Carmen Mora Carmen Mora ... Prima Ballerina
Patrick Crean Patrick Crean ... Enrique (as Pat Crean)
Peter Meersman Peter Meersman ... Dr. Peral
John Karlsen ... Inquisitor
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Love takes precedence over art and politics as Spanish painter Goya pines for an aloof duchess.

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Now she is yours...the matchless...the shameless beauty who lives forever as The Naked Maja! See more »


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1958 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Die nackte Maja See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Nude Maja was the first in a two painting series, the second of which was The Clothed Maja, respectively. It is said to be the first painting in which female pubic hair is visible, making it totally profane at the time. In 1813, the Spanish Inquisition confiscated both of the paintings as obscene, returning them to the Academy of Fine Arts in 1936, after Goya's death. See more »

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Featured in Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti (1977) See more »

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AVA GARDNER, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD !!!
3 May 2003 | by quetzalcoatl_solSee all my reviews

A well narrated film in sensational technicolor, where Ava Gardner shows her charm as actress. Her famous legend in Spain is very adecuate for this film. An magnificent world with wine, bulls, spanish music and the fabulous pictures by Diego Velazquez, a great spanish painter whose picture named "the naked maja" builds a magic legend in Spain. Curious and excellent film. And an inmortal woman: Ava Gardner...


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