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Tag Archives: Gina Lollobrigida
Tyrannical but ailing tycoon Charles Richmond becomes very fond of his attractive Italian nurse, Maria. Read More »
Captain Tom Reynolds and his band of skilled OSS operatives are in WWII Burma to arm and train the Kachin natives. Read More »
A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. Read More »
Pierre Martel is a brilliant lawyer in Paris who has fallen in love with a ravishing Italian girl Read More »
Monsieur Feydeau has writer’s block, and he needs a new play. Read More »
Mike Ribble was once a great trapeze artist – and the only to have completed a triple somersault – before his accident. Read More »
Paris, 1482. Today is the festival of the fools, taking place like each year in the square outside Cathedral Notre Dame. Read More »
Young Claude, teacher by day, is a struggling composer by night. Alas, everyone around him seems to prefer noise to music. Read More »
Wealthy industrialist Robert Talbot arrives early for his annual vacation at his luxurious Italian villa to find three problems lying in wait for him. Read More »
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) Melvin Frank, Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers, Comedy, Romance, War
Twenty years after their initial war-time visit three U.S. servicemen hold a reunion at an Italian village. Read More »
La romana / Woman of Rome (1954) Luigi Zampa, Gina Lollobrigida, Daniel Gélin, Franco Fabrizi, Drama
During the fascist era, Adriana a beautiful young model, becomes a prostitute after a love affair gone wrong. She meets Mino, a partisan who falls in love with her and wants to redeem her.
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Il maestro di Don Giovanni / Crossed Swords (1954) Milton Krims, Vittorio Vassarotti, Errol Flynn, Gina Lollobrigida, Nadia Gray, Adventure
Nobleman Rainiero, Sidonia’s duke son, comes back home with his friend Renzo. Soon after arrival, Renzo will get in a big trouble and he will be forced to choose between going to church for marriage or going to prison. Read More »
Achtung! Banditi! / Attention! Bandits! (1951) Carlo Lizzani, Gina Lollobrigida, Andrea Checchi, Vittorio Duse, Drama, War
During the winter of 1944, the partisans stationed in the Ligurian Apennines must go to a factory in Genoa, in order to pick up a delivery of weapons. Meanwhile, there’s a strike in the city and the Nazis are trying to suppress it violently. The factory becomes the scene of fighting between the Germans and the partisans but the latter, aided by the workers, will be able to get the better.
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The fiery performance, conducted by Giuseppe Morelli with the Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra, knocks all recent digital efforts into a cocked hat. A few cinematic liberties seem permissible to me and this is surely one of the best films of an opera.
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