|The Barefoot Contessa 1954 N/R, 128 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring, Rossano Brazzi, Valentina Cortese, Elizabeth Sellars, Warren Stevens, Franco Interlenghi, Bessie Love, Mari Aldon, Diana Decker, Bill Fraser, Alberto Rabagliati, Enzo Staiola
Through flashbacks from her graveside, friends (Humphrey Bogart and Edmond O'Brien) tell the story of film star Maria Vargus (Ava Gardner) and her rise and fall. Edmond O'Brien won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor.
|China 9, Liberty 37 1978 R, 98 min.|
Director: Monte Hellman, Tony Brandt
Cast: Fabio Testi, Warren Oates, Jenny Agutter, Sam Peckinpah, Isabel Mestres, Luis Prendes, Franco Interlenghi, Helga Line, Sydney Lassick, Charly Bravo, Gianrico Tondinelli, Richard C. Adams, Natalia Kim, Paco Benlloch, Romano Puppo
Gunfighter Clayton Drumm (Fabio Testi) is saved from the gallows by railroad men on the promise to kill Matthew Sebanek (Warren Oates) who refuses to sell his land. Not only does Clayton not kill Matthew, he sleeps with Matthew's wife, Catherine (Jenny Agutter), after which the railroad men must be dealt with.
|A Farewell to Arms 1957 N/R, 152 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Charles Vidor, John Huston
Cast: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Alberto Sordi, Mercedes McCambridge, Oskar Homolka, Elaine Stritch, Leopoldo Trieste, Franco Interlenghi, Victor Francen, Kurt Kasznar, Jose Nieto, Georges Brehat, Johanna Hofer, Eduard Linkers
American ambulance driver for the Italian Army, Lt. Frederic Henry (Rock Hudson), meets Red Cross nurse Catherine (Jennifer Jones) during World War I, and they fall in love. Their affair results in Catherine's pregnancy, but Frederick returns to the front, and they lose contact with each other. The war ends for Frederic when he deserts the army and travels to Switzerland searching for Catherine.
|Shoeshine 1946 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Cast: Franco Interlenghi, Rinaldo Smordoni, Annielo Mele, Bruno Ortenzi, Pacifico Astrologo, Francesco DeNicola, Antonio Carlino, Enrico DeSilva, Emilio Cigoli, Antonio Lo Nigro, Leo Garavaglia, Maria Campi, Gino Saltamerenda, Anna Pedoni, Angelo D'Amico
With a cast of non-professional actors, Vittorio DeSica and collaborator/screenwriter Cesare Zavattini have put together a powerful story of everyday life. Two shoeshine boys (Franco Interlenghi and Rinaldo Smordoni) hustle American soldiers to have their shoes shined. The orphaned boys dream of making a better life in war-torn, post-World War II Rome and have saved much of their money. But their dreams are shattered after they are talked into a shady deal and end up in a bleak reformatory.
|Ulysses 1954 N/R, 104 min.|
Director: Mario Camerini, Mario Bava
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podesta, Sylvie, Franco Interlenghi, Piero Lulli, Teresa Pellati, Jacques Dumesnil, Daniel Ivernel, Elena Zareschi, Evi Maltagliati, Ludmilla Dudarova, Tania Weber, Alessandro Fersen
Following the Trojan War, Ulysses (Kirk Douglas) journeys home to Ithaca where his faithful wife Penelope (Silvana Mangano) and son Telemachus (Franco Interlinghi) wait for his return. Ulysses encounters numerous obstacles along the way–including Cyclops, singing Sirens that induce madness, and deceptive Circe (also Silvana Mangano). Finally, after many years, Ulysses arrives home to Penelope where one final challenge awaits.
|Vitelloni 1953 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
aka: The Young and the Passionate
Director: Federico Fellini
Cast: Franco Interlenghi, Franco Fabrizi, Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo Trieste, Riccardo Fellini, Leonora Ruffo, Lida Baarova, Arlette Sauvage, Jean Brochard, Paola Borboni
This is an excellent Federico Fellini film, perhaps his best, and is taken from his own childhood. Five young men in a small town on the Adriatic Sea have trouble growing up and assuming responsibility.
|1. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)|
2. China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
3. A Farewell to Arms (1957)
4. Shoeshine (1946)
5. Ulysses (1954)
6. Vitelloni (1953)
aka: The Young and the Passionate
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