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Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)

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 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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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color | Color (Widescreen Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Members of an Air Force squadron who couldn't be housed on a base would be billeted in towns close to the airfield, not in mountain villages many miles away. See more »

Goofs

Screenplay goof -- Gia is 18 years old in the film, but the three former GIs have been sending Carla checks for 20 years. Allowing for nine months pregnancy, she should be 19. See more »

Quotes

Vittorio: [as Justin begins dancing with Gia] The third one?
Carla Campbell: Yes.
Vittorio: Handsome man.
Carla Campbell: Yes.
Vittorio: He's well built.
Carla Campbell: Yes.
Vittorio: He's a fairy.
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Connections

References Hell's Angels (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

San Forino March
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Frank
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Loved the movie.
24 January 2007 | by betoesqSee all my reviews

As of 1/24/2007. I absolutely loved the movie, viewing it from the frame of mind of that era, versus what extreme technology, effects and scripting of the present. I can absolutely say how FUNNY and Hilarious it was to view!

I had watched this movie on the T.M.C. and wasn't really knowing of Ms Gina L acting and performance, as well as her beauty! I just found myself rolling on the floor as well as witnessing the close calls of the three men she was juggling around and detouring them from her daughter. It was really cool to see the stars of the days then, and view the Italian parts and its people of that time.

Though this movie may slammed by others, my own input is that: I LOVED IT! From Ms G.L. to S.Winters, T.Savales, P.Silvers, P.Lawford and the rest of the unmentioned great ones as well. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to express my own comment and view...Joaquin.


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