Tag: Vittorio De Sica

Nero’s Mistress (1956) 5.6

Nero’s Mistress (1956)

Storyline:Nero is on holiday at the seaside. Poppea, Seneca and many other guests are with him. Nero is preparing a great show where he will be the star. When Agrippina, his mother, arrives with her German praetorians...

Frisky (1954) 6.6

Frisky (1954)

Storyline:In a small Italian village, Maria De Ritis is engaged to army Lieutenant Pietro Stelluti. Stelluti's superior officer, Marshal Antonio Carotenuto, is contemplating marriage to Annarella Mirziano, but he will...

Bread, Love and Dreams (1953) 7

Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)

Storyline:Marshal Antonio Carotenuto is sent to Sagliena, an imaginary little village in the center of Italy in the '50s, to assume his new mandate. In the village he knows Maria (Frisky) AKA 'la Bersagliera', secretl...

Ferdinando I° re di Napoli (1959) 6.8

Ferdinando I° re di Napoli (1959)

Storyline:Naples, 1806. The king Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies is frowned upon by the people, especially the comic theatrical Pulcinella, which continually delivers hard sermons, earning a reputation among the Neapo...

Scandal in Sorrento (1955) 6.5

Scandal in Sorrento (1955)

Storyline:Marshall Antonio Carotenuto comes back to native Sorrento to take care of the local fire brigade. But since Sofia, a very nice fishmonger, occupies his native house Antonio share another home with Donna Viol...

Doctor, Beware (1941) 6.6

Doctor, Beware (1941)

Storyline:A comedy of errors in which the sweetly incompetent Dr. Pietro Vignali (de Sica) has been run deep into debt by his girlfriend, Loletta Prima (Magnani). After his creditors threaten to sell his belongings, h...

Full Speed (1934) 6.2

Full Speed (1934)

Storyline:A meek professor is swept over his feet by a very vivacious girl.User Reviews: This film is the story of young man, coddled by his butler and rich, but overbearing mother, who finally wakes up to life and lo...

Mister Max (1937) 7.1

Mister Max (1937)

Storyline:Vittorio De Sica, heir to a large sum of money and owner of a newspaper vending stall, makes enough money out of his business to take a vacation at a fashionable resort. He is given a cruise ticket by an ari...

What Scoundrels Men Are! (1932) 7

What Scoundrels Men Are! (1932)

Storyline:Bruno, a young Milanese driver, falls in love with Mariuccia, dependent on a perfumery. Wanting to impress her, he shows up for their first date, in his employer's car.User Reviews: In this movie we can find...

Il moralista (1959) 6.7

Il moralista (1959)

Storyline:Augustino works as the General Secretary of Social Morality Union and takes fight to all kinds of mundane vices - striptease, nudity in movies and commercials. He is incorrupt and unyielding. Unfortunately, ...

Department Store (1939) 6.7

Department Store (1939)

Storyline:In a fit of jealousy, store clerk Assia Norris walks out on her boyfriend and heads for a vacation in the Alps, but not before "borrowing" a high-priced ski wardrobe.User Reviews: Least impressive of the pre...

Blood for Dracula (1974) 6.2

Blood for Dracula (1974)

Storyline:Udo Kier is without a doubt the sickliest of vampires in any director's interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale. Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin's [pronounced "w...

Umberto D. (1952) 8.2

Umberto D. (1952)

Storyline:Umberto Ferrari, aged government-pensioner, attends a street demonstration held by his fellow pensioners. The police dispense the crowd and Umberto returns to his cheap furnished room which he shares with hi...

The Wonders of Aladdin (1961) 5.5

The Wonders of Aladdin (1961)

Storyline:A poor young man finds a magic lamp that possesses a genie, who will grant the boy three wishes if he sets him free from the lamp.User Reviews: I had the remarkable experience of seeing this in a theatre. A...

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) 7.4

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

Storyline:Mussolini's Italy, late 1930s: the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading wealthy Jewish families. Their adult children gather friends for tennis and parties at their lovely grounds, with the rest of the world...

A Garibaldian in the Convent (1942) 6.1

A Garibaldian in the Convent (1942)

Storyline:An old woman's poignant reminiscence of her youth in a convent school: the happy moments, the sad ones and the tragic love for a Garibaldian.User Reviews: The film is of particular interest for two reasons: ...

Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953) 6.2

Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

Storyline:A married American woman has gotten involved with another man while visiting relatives in Rome. She decides that the time has come to break off the relationship, and she makes plans to return home to her hus...

Woman Times Seven (1967) 6.1

Woman Times Seven (1967)

Storyline:Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession", a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night", angry wife becomes a streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One", seemingly prudish girl tu...

Sunflower (1970) 7.4

Sunflower (1970)

Storyline:At the end of World War II, Giovanna, a war bride living near Milan refuses to accept that her husband, Antonio, missing on the Russian front, is dead. There's a flashback to their brief courtship near her h...

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) 5.7

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)

Storyline:A group of travelers from the United States race through seven countries in 18 days.User Reviews:

Miracle in Milan (1951) 7.2

Miracle in Milan (1951)

Storyline:Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto leaves the orphanage a happy young man, and looks for...

Boccaccio ’70 (1962) 7.0

Boccaccio ’70 (1962)

Storyline:An anthology of four adult tales: a young couple tries to hide their marriage and the wife’s supposed pregnancy from their place of employment; a billboard photo of a scantily clad woman comes to life to tor...

It Started in Naples (1960) 6.3

It Started in Naples (1960)

Storyline:Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged User Reviews:

Marriage Italian Style (1964) 7.9

Marriage Italian Style (1964)

Storyline:In Naples, in the Second World War, the wolf businessman Domenico Soriano meets the seventeen years old whore Filumena Marturano in a brothel during an allied bombing. Two years later, in the post-war, they ...