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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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The plot of three potential fathers vying to prove they fathered a child was used many years later in Mamma Mia! (2008). See more »

Goofs

When Shelley Winters is in line to cash some traveler's checks, there is a long line behind her. But when the girl that was watching her goes up to the window, there was no one there and she was able to go right up to the window. See more »

Quotes

Lauren Young: [During arrival, in the Rome airport] Don't look now, but I've just had my bottom pinched.
Justin Young: Welcome to sunny Italy!
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Connections

Referenced in Escape to Athena: Cast and Crew Interviews (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlight Serenade
Music by Glenn Miller
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I love this movie!
18 March 2010 | by qualityguyftlSee all my reviews

Don't pay any attention to the bad reviews on here (few as they are) this movie must be watched and appreciated for what it is, farce. The stellar cast turn in great performances and the writing is still very funny. This is the film which inspired the musical stage play "Mama Mia" as well as the film. But the two stories are completely different. Now out on DVD, remastered and in wide screen for the first time ever, this is a must see on a big screen TV. The video and sound transfer is amazing, clear, crisp picture and sound. Filmed on location in Italy this was no low budget film. Is it realistic, no, its not suppose to be, just sit back and enjoy it!


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