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The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965)

An English mother leaves husband and two children to follow her Italian lover to a lakeside villa. Her children follow her, intent in breaking up her affair.

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Delmer Daves, Rumer Godden (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maureen O'Hara ... Moira
Rossano Brazzi ... Lorenzo
Richard Todd ... Darrell
Phyllis Calvert ... Margot
Martin Stephens ... Michael
Elizabeth Dear ... Debby
Olivia Hussey ... Donna
Maxine Audley ... Charmian
Ursula Jeans ... Lady Anthea
Ettore Manni ... Father Rossi
Richard Wattis ... Travel Agent
Finlay Currie ... Emcee
Clelia Matania ... Celestina
Rosi Di Pietro Rosi Di Pietro ... Giuletta
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Storyline

Based on a novel of the same name by Rumer Godden, this story centers around a British woman, Moira Clavering, who falls in love with a visiting Italian pianist, Lorenzo Tasara. Moira leaves her neglectful husband and two children and moves to Italy to start a life with Lorenzo. Her two children journey to their mother's new home, the Villa Fiorita, where they team up with Lorenzo's daughter to try to break up the couple. Written by Edward Schiller <eschiller@ixc-comm.com>

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The battle of the children to rescue their mother from her Italian love affair.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1965 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Affair at the Villa Fiorita See more »

Filming Locations:

Lago di Garda, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Maureen O'Hara in her memoirs Tis Herself, she was very disappointed by the way the camera man filmed her. According to her, it was because, before the shooting, there was a soccer match between Italian and English cast and crew members and she supported the Italians instead the English. See more »

Goofs

As Darrell (Richard Todd) is accepting the news his wife is leaving him, he walks over towards a dressing table with a mirror. You can visibly see the microphone and sound sock in the mirror following the actor. See more »

Quotes

Michael: All down the roses!
[after one of the kids vomits]
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The good old days
3 April 1999 | by lousvrSee all my reviews

I saw this movie as a teenager when it came out. Typical of its time and genre. Two kids go alone across Europe to bring their mom, who has left dad for new man, back to dad. Great scenery. O K young teenager travel adventure fantasy. O'Hara and Brazzi OK but film stolen by kids. A young Olivia Hussey prior to her starting in Romeo and Juliet. The result of their attempt is in keeping with the morals of its time.


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