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The Naked Maja (1958)

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

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

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 ... Bayeu
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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Trivia

Ava Gardner said in her biography that Tony Franciosa was a very dedicated actor devoted to the method. Before a scene begins, he was standing in a corner of the set, and seemed to choke and nearly vomited to help him to be in his character. See more »

Connections

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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Country:

Italy | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1958 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Die nackte Maja See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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