It Started In Naples (1960)

MELVILLE SHAVELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1960.  Capri Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Michael Pertwee, Jack Davies, Screenplay by Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini, Carlo Savina.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Orietta Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards … More It Started In Naples (1960)

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The Black Orchid

BBBB (out of 5) Sophia Loren is in mourning after the death of her husband, working day and night to make ends while her son is upstate in a juvenile detention centre. Anthony Quinn espies this sad beauty while visiting her neighbours and immediately falls in love, begging her to go out with him and refused the pleasure until … More The Black Orchid

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Indiscretion of an American Wife (Stazione Termini) (Station Terminus) (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Scenario by Cesare Zavattini, Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Chiarini, Giorgio Prosperi, Dialogue by Truman Capote, based on the story Terminal Station by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced by Vittorio De Sica.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini.  Production … More Indiscretion of an American Wife (Stazione Termini) (Station Terminus) (1953)

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Terminal Station (Station Terminus) (Stazione Termini) (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Giorgio Prosperi, Luigi Chiarini, dialogue by Truman Capote, based on a story by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced by Vittorio De Sica.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini.  Production Design by Virgilio Marchi.  Costume Design by Christian … More Terminal Station (Station Terminus) (Stazione Termini) (1953)

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Umberto D.

BBBBB (out of 5) A masterpiece! A lovable old man rents a room in a boarding house that is starting to rent by the hour, his mean landlady trying to kick him out, even raising the rent to make him unable to continue living there. The old man refuses, putting up a tough fight in … More Umberto D.

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Miracle In Milan (Miracolo A Milano)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy, 1951.  Produzioni De Sica, Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Mario Chiari, Adolfo Franci, based on the novel Toto Il Buono by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced by Vittorio De Sica.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini.  Production Design by Guido Fiorini.  Costume Design by … More Miracle In Milan (Miracolo A Milano)

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Bicycle Thieves (The Bicycle Thief) (Ladri Di Biciclette)

BBBB (out of 5) An impoverished family in post-war Rome are saved from starvation when the father gets himself a job working as a telegraph delivery man. His wife hocks personal belongings to buy him a bicycle for his job, but their prosperity is short-lived when the vehicle is stolen by a random stranger. Powerful … More Bicycle Thieves (The Bicycle Thief) (Ladri Di Biciclette)

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