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A Girl in Australia (1971)

Bello onesto emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata (original title)
Amedeo is a poor Italian immigrant living in Australia for twenty years. Seeking to marry an Italian wife, he corresponds with Carmela, a pretty girl from Rome. They do not reveal their ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Zampa

Writers:

Rodolfo Sonego (story), Rodolfo Sonego | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Sordi ... Amedeo Battipaglia
Claudia Cardinale ... Carmela
Riccardo Garrone ... Giuseppe Bartoni
Corrado Olmi Corrado Olmi ... Don Anselmo
Angelo Infanti Angelo Infanti ... Lo sfruttatore di Carmela
Tano Cimarosa ... Emigrante italiano
Marisa Carisi Marisa Carisi ... Rosalba
John Cobley John Cobley
Elli Maclure
John Guarino John Guarino
Silvana Di Lapico Silvana Di Lapico ... (as Silvana D'Iapico)
Joe Sofia Joe Sofia
Tony Thurbon Tony Thurbon
Betty Lucas Betty Lucas ... Train Passenger
Nick Buttaro Nick Buttaro
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Storyline

Amedeo is a poor Italian immigrant living in Australia for twenty years. Seeking to marry an Italian wife, he corresponds with Carmela, a pretty girl from Rome. They do not reveal their true identities and do not mention their hardships in their letters. Carmela is actually a prostitute seeking an opportunity to change her life style. Amedeo, embarrassed about his looks, sends a photograph to Carmela of his handsome friend Giuseppe.

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A BRIGHT, ROMANTIC COMEDY - of a beautiful young wife-to-be brought to Australia by a middle-aged laborer in the outback...

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Comedy

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the tragicomic reality of an Italian immigrant
8 February 2004 | by madrig80See all my reviews

Only Alberto Sordi could portray so well an old fashioned man looking for a virtuous wife from his country. Only he could lead you from laughter to cry in no time. Among my favorite scenes, Alberto turned down by awful looking Italian women in a dancing hall. If you really want to enter the world of many Italian immigrants around the globe, then watch this funny, insightful movie.


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Country:

Italy | Australia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 December 1971 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Girl in Australia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Documento Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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