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Tag Archives: Raf Vallone
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966) Henry Levin, Arduino Maiuri, Mike Connors, Dorothy Provine, Raf Vallone
An outlandish science-fiction, comedy-thriller full of tongue-and-cheek action, ingenious gadgets in the James Bond style combining violence Read More »
Based on story “Silent as the Grave” by Cornell Woolrich. It tells the story of a couple forming a circus trapeze, and they are involved in a murder case. Read More »
Anna, a former sexy nightclub dancer who has become a hospital nurse, is on the verge of taking the veil. Read More »
Agata, sa fille Silvia et la belle-sœur Pia exploitent une ferme perdue dans un coin de montagne. L’embauche d’Angelo, séduisant quadragénaire, va provoquer affrontements et rivalités amoureuses entre les trois femmes… Read More »
Il cammino della speranza / The Path of Hope (1950) Pietro Germi, Raf Vallone, Elena Varzi, Saro Urzì, Drama, Adventure
Women wait anxiously at a minehead in Capodarso, Sicily. Their men are underground. The mine is closing and the miners refuse to come up unless the owner relents. Read More »
The Secret Invasion (1964) Roger Corman, Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Action, Drama, History
The Nazis imprison an Italian general who was planning to switch sides and turn over his army to the Allied side. Read More »
Cannon for Cordoba (1970) Paul Wendkos, George Peppard, Giovanna Ralli, Raf Vallone, Romance, Western
In 1916, a Mexican rebel named Cordoba steals six cannons from the forces of General Pershing who’s been sent to bring order to the Texas-Mexico border. Read More »
La ciociara / Two Women (1960) Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Drama, War
Cesira is a beautiful widow and a successful grocery store owner in Rome. WWII is raging, and she fears for her beloved daughter, 13-year-old Rosetta, amid the daily bombings. They travel to the village where Cesira was born, where Cesira believes they will be safer. There, they are happy even as food dwindles.
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The powerful Greek shipowner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos’greatest competitor, is a bored woman and has a son from her first marriage. Thanos gives an expensive ring to Phaedra and soon he learns that his estranged son from his first marriage, Alexis, has left the University of Economics in London to dedicate to paint. Thanos asks Phaedra to travel to London to bring Alexis to meet him in Greece. When Phaedra meets Alexis, she falls in love with her stepson and seduces him. Their doomed love affair leads the family to a tragedy.
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In this story, Harlow starts in the movies as set dressing, the pretty girl who is used for the glamour shots. Refusing to descend to the casting couch for work, she finds that she is soon blacklisted from the industry. But an agent named Arthur sees something in Jean and begins representing her. For a long time, the jobs are scarce and consist mostly of receiving the pie in the face in low budget comedies. But Arthur’s belief in Jean never wavers and when she finally graduates to featured roles, the critics say that she cannot act, but she is unforgettable. Polishing the image as the girl next door, but with some fire, she begins her climb to the top and becomes the girl every woman wants to look like and every man wants to have. But her own life is a disaster – unlike her screen life.
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Therese has a boring life. She married Camille, her cousin, a sickly haberdasher, fully dominated by his mother (who lives with them). She dreams about passion. One day comes a truckdriver, Laurent… and of course they fall in love. But they will be pursued by fate.
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Non c’è pace tra gli ulivi / Under the Olive Tree (1950) Giuseppe De Santis, Raf Vallone, Lucia Bosé, Folco Lulli
Raf Vallone plays Francesco Dominici, a shepherd and war veteran who returns home to find that his flock of sheep have been stolen by the area thuggish big-shot landlord Agostino Bonfiglio. Francesco decides to steal back what is rightfully his, and winds up in jail, through a series of manipulations and witness bribes by Agostino, who claims the sheep were always his. To make matters worse, when Francesco is in prison, Agostino manages to also steal Francesco’s girl Lucia (Lucia Bosé). When Agostino escapes from, he attempts to exact revenge on Agostino.
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