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C'era una volta (1967)

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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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 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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italy | peasant | prince | spain | contest | See All (43) »

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Who ever thought that making love could be such a glamorous, romantic, spectacular adventure? See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Near the ending when she encounters the flying Saints the wires above them are visible for 1 to 2 seconds. See more »

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Featured in Tonino Guerra: A Poet in the Movies (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

More than a Miracle
(Title song)
by Roger Williams, his Orchestra and Chorus
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Sophia Loren
11 September 2012 | by AnasthepsychicSee all my reviews

I wish everyone would watch this movie, there is so much magic between the 2 of them making this film, love it!!! Can someone tell me how I could purchase this movie, please!! This is a film that used the most beautiful locations, costumes and makeup artist ! The close ups of her eyes are so beautiful and pure at the same time! They both had so much energy and passion that was not fake or staged, they both where not fighting for the leads or there egos where not clashing. This movie could not be redone unless it was filmed with the forgien actors with lovely accents! The magic that was used with the older ladies and the spell are true ( evil eyes ) and love spells are still used in Europe and the superstition that surrounds villages and old school thinking.


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