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.
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Enrico Maria Salerno,
Alberto Sordi refused to communicate with Bette Davis in English on the set and made her very angry. Of her co-star she said, "My name for Albert Sordi was Albert Sordid. It was unforgivable of him to refuse to speak English with me, especially as he spoke very good English." 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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