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


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Joseph of Cupertino died on 18 September 1663, which means that the plot of this movie takes place in September of 1663. The fashions, however, are from the beginning of the 17th century; the ruff, for example, was no longer in fashion by 1663. See more »

Quotes

Prince Rodrigo Fernandez: I want to speak to the monk that flies.
Monk: Hey, dear brother, those who fly, fly away. They say goodbye to us and fly up to paradise.
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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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User Reviews

nice fairy tale
15 February 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it is not a blockbuster or an art film. it is not the best film of lead actors filmography. but it is romantic, amusing, funny , nice, ironic. a fairy tale from fairy tale old fashion books. and that is all. the eroticism of Sophia Loren - model for feminist tendency -, the charm of Omar Shariff ,a new meeting with legendary Dolores del Rio or presence of an original Catholic saint are perfect pillars for nostalgic memories and pure delight discovering an easy film about prediction, spell, love and adventures, choices, adventures and victory of truth. confuse in few parts, it is far to be serious. because it has all seduction of childhood and youth seduction. and because it is work of a smart, inspired team who gives to a little joke all force of a great movie.


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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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