A barefoot contessa, a screwed-up princess, an exquisite drunk, a bawdy aristocrat, a nightmare for puritanical America and the moguls of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ava Gardner never stopped ... See full summary »
The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.
This documentary first aired on TCM on August 8, 2019, part of "Summer Under the Stars" tribute to Ava Gardner. See more »
The narrator in the English version mispronounces the name of the composer Richard Wagner as if it was an English name (as in Robert Wagner), rather than German. He also mutilates "Cinecittá", and puts the accent on the wrong syllable. See more »
I bought her autobiography in 1991 and still use it as a reference from time to time. I do not understand the reason for this horrible production. The commentators lend zero expertise or knowledge of the subject matter. Give me facts and I will form my own opinion. I agree with the previous reviewer about the nasty vindictive nature of this program. Ben Mankiewicz said on TCM that this was the first time ever to air on this channel. I would be surprised if Turner Classic Movies ever showed it again. Awful, just awful.
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