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Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

M/PG | | Comedy, Romance | December 1968 (USA)
Carla Campbell receives maintenance payment from three former soldiers who all believe themselves to be the father of her daughter, Gia.

Director:

Melvin Frank
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gina Lollobrigida ... Carla Campbell
Shelley Winters ... Shirley Newman
Phil Silvers ... Phil Newman
Peter Lawford ... Justin Young
Telly Savalas ... Walter Braddock
Lee Grant ... Fritzie Braddock
Janet Margolin ... Gia Campbell
Marian McCargo ... Lauren Young (as Marian Moses)
Naomi Stevens ... Rosa
Renzo Palmer ... Mayor
Giovanna Galletti ... Countess
James Mishler James Mishler ... Stubby
Dale Cummings Dale Cummings ... Pete
Philippe Leroy ... Vittorio
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Storyline

Twenty years after their initial war-time visit three U.S. servicemen hold a reunion at an Italian village. They all have fond memories, especially of local girl Carla. But she has been telling each of them that they are the father of her daughter Gia, so they have all been paying well for her upbringing. As this dawns on the threesome old rivalries surface, but times have changed and complications such as wives, middle-age, and the need to protect Gia's future start to surface. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Telly Savalas , Janet Margolin and Shelley Winters all previously appeared in the Biblical epic biography of Christ The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). See more »

Goofs

Justin Young says that the cumulative total payments the three men paid to Carla, "over 20 years, compounded at six percent interest, would come to $197,000." That figure is $40,000 too high. The correct amount would be just over $157,000. See more »

Quotes

Phil Newman: Hey, look. One of us has to be strong.
Carla Campbell: I'm just a woman.
Phil Newman: Now, I'll be strong enough for the both of us.
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Connections

Referenced in Melrose Place: Buona Sera, Mr. Campbell: Part 1 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Army Air Corps Song
Music by Robert Crawford
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A delightful and heartwarming film.
28 November 2007 | by mo-jo-3See all my reviews

A delightful and heartwarming film that has stood up remarkably well when compared to other comedies of the 1960's. Both Gina Lollobrigida and Shelley Winters give good performances far outclassing the remainder of the cast. Phil Silvers is quite funny and Telly Savalas touching. In my opinion, the only cast member not up to the task is Peter Lawford - as boring as he usually is in any film in which he appears. It is odd that MGM/United Artist have not released the film on DVD, I'm sure that there are many people who would like to add it to their DVD collection. I have read that there are calls for the film to be remade but I don't think that it would work in today's arena. The film was right for its time but that time has now past and I feel that it's better to enjoy the film as it stands rather than try to remake it with a contemporary theme.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell See more »

Filming Locations:

Rocca Canterano, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Connaught Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color | Color (Widescreen Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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