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It Started in Naples (1960)

Approved | | Comedy , Drama | 7 August 1960 (USA)
Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old... See full summary »

Director:

Melville Shavelson

Writers:

Melville Shavelson (screenplay), Jack Rose (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Michael Hamilton
Sophia Loren ... Lucia Curcio
Vittorio De Sica ... Mario Vitale
Marietto Marietto ... Nando Hamilton
Paolo Carlini Paolo Carlini ... Renzo
Giovanni Filidoro Giovanni Filidoro ... Gennariello
Claudio Ermelli Claudio Ermelli ... Luigi
Bob Cunningham Bob Cunningham ... Don Mc Guire - Train Passenger
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli
Carlo Rizzo Carlo Rizzo
Yvonne Monlaur
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Storyline

Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old little boy named Nando, who is being raised by Michael's sister-in-law Lucia Curcio. Mike immediately disapproves of Nando's Italian-style (in other words "lax") education. To make matters worse, Lucia happens to be ... a sexy nightclub dancer. This is too much for a puritan like Mike and the only solution in his eyes is to have the boy brought up in the States... Written by Guy Bellinger

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uncle | aunt | nephew | capri | night club | See All (12) »

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You'll Never See a Movie With More Carefee Fun and Happy Living!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 August 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C'est arrivé à Naples See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sophia Loren does her own singing. See more »

Goofs

When Nando and Mike are watching the parade together, there are different people around them depending upon whether it is a close or long shot. See more »

Quotes

Michael Hamilton: How are people supposed to sleep on this island?
Cafe Waiter: Together!
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Remade as English Sir, Indian Madam (1996) See more »

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Carina
by A. Testa and R. Poes
Sung by Sophia Loren
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A nice romantic comedy, in which a sexy Queen captures the 'King of Hollywood.'
9 July 2003 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

Philadelphia lawyer Michael Hamilton (Clark Gable) arrives in Naples to settle the estate of his philandering brother...

He learns that his brother had taken a common-law wife who died with him in an automobile accident, leaving a ten-year-old lovechild named Nando...

Nando (Marietto) is looked after by his attractive aunt Lucia (Sophia Loren), a dazzling night-club dancer on Capri, who dreams of someday becoming a movie star...

Almost immediately, Mike and Lucia clash over the boy's upbringing...

Lucia wants to keep the lad and let him live as he chooses... The street urchin stays up half the night in the club, smokes cigarettes and indulges in trivial theft... Mike is aghast, and insists he be giving a proper formal and social education...

The matter is put to the court, but during the struggle for Marietto's affections, the couple fall in love and fight a lot when Hamilton makes it clear that marriage is out...

Photographed in Capri, the Island of Dreams, the pearl of the Mediterranean sea, the film is a nice romantic comedy in which a sexy Queen captures the 'King of Hollywood.'

Gable delivers one of the most memorable lines of the movie when he asks, at night, a waiter: 'How are people supposed to sleep on this island?'


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