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Dick Van Dyke,
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Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.
Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town of Santa Vittoria in the closing days of World War II. When word comes that the Fascist government has surrendered, he climbs a water tower to tear down the flag. He can't get down and someone gets the crowd to chant his name to give him confidence. The Fascist town council hears this and believes that he is the town's new leader. They surrender to him and make him the new mayor. He rises to the occasion and when he finds that the Germans plan to occupy his town and take their wine (over a million bottles) he works out a plan to hide it.Written by
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In the beginning there was Bombolini the fool, Bombolini the drunk, Bombolini the joke. In the end there was Bombolini the mayor, Bombolini the hero, Bombolini the beautiful. In between is the secret of Santa Vittoria. See more »
During the fight scene, when Anna Magnani literally kicks Anthony Quinn out of the house, she kicked him so hard she broke her foot. Producer-director Stanley Kramer said of this in his autobiography "A Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World: A Life in Hollywood": "He and Magnani didn't get along at all. It's a wonder their scenes ever got finished. She didn't like him one bit, and in their big fight scene, when she was supposed to literally kick him out of the house, she did it so hard during the shooting that she broke her foot!". Kramer added: "She was a perfect lady. She greeted me in a formal gown, used a cigarette holder and spoke perfect English. She told me all about the studio there, where we would be doing some important interior sequences, and she described the business and artistic aspects of movie-making in Rome with a great deal of insight and intelligence and class. I thought wow, what a lady she is! And then she gave me a warning: 'Don't eat at the commissary here-the food is shit.' It was then I knew she had another side to her". See more »
When Tufa the deserter, meets Caterina after being released by the Germans, Caterina places the bread knife parallel to the side of the cutting board. Next shot, the knife is away from the cutting board with the blade pointing away from the cutting board. See more »
[a drunken Italo Bombolini yells to the crowd, while sitting on top of the water tower:]
What do you want? Go on home. Go on home. Your lunch is ready.
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Saw this film when it was first released. Quinn does an excellent job of playing the role of the town drunk/buffoon and then masterfully transitions into the brave and clever Mayor matching wits with the local German Command. Magnani does a great job playing the role of a wife frustrated and embarrassed with being married to a drunk and failure. Movie has very good scenes and is, in my view, very funny.
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