The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who believes in indiscriminate love affairs.
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 »
Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in Rome. He is fond for everything coming from the United States. He tries to speak American-English, to wear clothes he thinks Americans wear, to ... See full summary »
Maria Pia Casilio,
Bette Davis was in the midst of a three-week vacation at the health spa La Costa in Carlsbad, California when she received the script. On twenty-four-hour notice she flew to Rome for filming. It wasn't until the first day of shooting she learned the dialogue was to be recorded in Italian. See more »
Bette Davis. and Alberto Sordi. Silvana Mangano . and James Coltrane. and a game with profound implications. one of films who impress first for the cast. than, for the Italian art of bitter comedy. so, an adventure. about dream to become rich. than, for the a character who could not have better interpreter except Bette Davis. because her presence , her voice, her gestures are the pieces who transforms a comedy in a social manifesto. the old economic difference North - South, the different perception about important thing, the fears of each - so different but, in fact, the same. Silvana Mangano as the Meridional wife who leads the house, who impose new step to his husband, making plans and imposing rules. the final is the most inspired solution to a crisis who is only reflection of so many dreams.
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