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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

When Isabella is at the beach for the first time and encounters the boys, there are 7 of them at first, and once she is out of the barrel, there are only 6 boys present. See more »

Quotes

Carpaccio, Rodrigo's servant: First, you must bow. And then you must kiss his highness.
Isabella Candeloro: Kiss his highness?
Carpaccio, Rodrigo's servant: No, kiss his lips.
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Connections

Featured in Lionpower from MGM (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

More than a Miracle
(Title song)
by Roger Williams, his Orchestra and Chorus
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Beautiful fairy tale!
13 July 2001 | by bobbyc912See all my reviews

I only saw the last half hour of this movie on the Turner Classic Movie (TCM) channel on cable one early morning last month and incidentally, was the climax of the movie. I was immediately pulled by the beauty of Sophia Loren as she competes with the other princesses in the dishwashing contest. That scene alone is a classic! I've never seen quite like it before. Too bad the movie is not available on VHS or DVD because I sure would love to own this one. Considering that I am not familiar of Sophia Loren and her movies (she peaked before my time), it is amazing to see how ravishing she looked! She joins the ranks of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, for me, as the most beautiful women on the silver screen.


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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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