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About the film




Release Date: September 18, 1954

Year    :   1954
Slogan    :   «The Most Violent Dramatic Story Ever Set to Music!»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica, Paramount
Director    :   Robert Rossen
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Robert Rossen, Ivo Perilli, Ennio De Concini, Guido Piovene
RunTime    :   110 mins.

Silvana Mangano (a very lovely & sexy voiced actress) plays a young, poor Venetian woman, Giovanna Masetti. She is struggling with an difficult life as a shop assistant when one day a young count Enrico sees her in the glass shop where she works. She gets invited to the masquerade ball (ah - if they would have parties like this now - oh wow) with the help of her unscrupulous boyfriend Mario's dirty deal with the count - the glorious evening does not turn out well, not at all. One bright moment to this disastrous evening is Giovanna's meeting up with a troupe of MAMBO dancers in particular the troupe leader, Toni Salerno (Shelley Winters).

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