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More Than a Miracle (1967)

C'era una volta (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 19 October 1967 (Italy)
In 17th century Italy, a Spanish prince, who's searching for a bride, falls in-love with a beautiful local peasant girl.

Director:

Francesco Rosi

Writers:

Tonino Guerra (story and screenplay), Raffaele La Capria (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophia Loren ... Isabella Candeloro
Omar Sharif ... Prince Rodrigo Fernandez
Georges Wilson ... Jean-Jacques Bouché 'Monzu'
Leslie French Leslie French ... Brother Giuseppe da Copertino
Dolores del Rio ... Queen Mother
Marina Malfatti ... Olimpia Capecelatro, princess of Altamura
Anna Nogara Anna Nogara ... Impatient princess
Rita Forzano Rita Forzano ... Greedy Princess
Rosa María Martín Rosa María Martín ... Pretentious princess (as Rosemary Martin)
Carlotta Barilli ... Superstitious princess
Fleur Mombelli Fleur Mombelli ... Proud princess
Anna Liotti Anna Liotti ... Infanta
Renato Pinciroli Renato Pinciroli ... Carpaccio, Rodrigo's servant
Giovanni Tarallo Giovanni Tarallo
Carlo Pisacane ... First witch
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Storyline

A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill-tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The King of Spain has ordered Rodrigo to choose a wife among seven Italian princesses, but he is smitten by the lowly peasant. With the help of both witches and saints, Isabella conquers the heart of her Prince after many amusing events--including an outrageous dishwashing contest of the peasant against the Princesses. Written by A.C. Gaeris <agae@lle.rochester.edu>

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Sophia! Omar! Terrific together as the peasant girl and the prince who tames her! See more »


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Goofs

Near the ending, when Isabella encounters the flying Saints, the wires above them are visible for one to two seconds. See more »

Quotes

Prince Rodrigo Fernandez: Your flesh is too sour for this dog to feed on.
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Connections

Featured in Looking for Sophia (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

More than a Miracle
(Title song)
by Roger Williams, his Orchestra and Chorus
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Fabulous!
28 April 2006 | by lola1265See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie as a child and falling in love with Sophia Loren. She was beautiful, proud and more importantly, independent! When I grew up, I wanted to be her! It's taken me until 40, but now I can say I have hopefully finally gained the "Sophia Loren" attitude! No, this isn't an Academy Award winner, it's just fun! (And if you have young daughters, they'll love this fairy tale!) I also must say that although I saw Omar Sharif in many wonderful movies, I will always remember him in this one. It was a little lighter fare than his normal "leading man" role and he seemed to enjoy the banter with Loren. (Of course, what man wouldn't?) I am buying a copy of this movie for my collection and am having a girl night with my 8-year old niece and her friends very soon. You don't have to worry about nudity, language, etc. (even though Loren has been known for her racy roles.) Check it out!


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

19 October 1967 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Happily Ever After See more »

Filming Locations:

Bracciano, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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