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The Barefoot Contessa [1954 film]

by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (Director/Screenwriter)

Other authors: Humphrey Bogart (Actor), Rossano Brazzi (Actor), Valentina Cortese, Ava Gardner (Actor), Edmond O'Brien (Actor)

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(The Barefoot Contessa, Usa 1954 col, 128') Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Con Ava Garden, Humphrey Bogart, Edmond O'Brien, Maurius Goring, Valentina Cortese, Rossano Brazzi, Franco Interlenghi, Alberto Ravagliati. * Al funerale della gitana Maria Vargas (Garden), diventata una stella di Hollywood col nome di Maria D'amato e uccisa dal marito geloso Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini (Brazzi), ognuno dei presenti, a partire dal regista che l'aveva scoperta (Bogart) rievoca un frammento della tempestosa vita sentimentale di lei. Mankiewicz (unico autore della sceneggiatura che voleva addirittura trasformare in un romanzo) desrcive tre microcosmi decadenti - il cinema hollyvudiano, la società dorata degli ultraricchi che passano la loro vita sulla riviera italiana, la nobile famiglia Torlato-Favrini - e il loro scontro con la figura di Maria (eroina della bellezza irreale, inaccessibile e fintamente serena, che vuole provare a se stessa di essere libera) e che per questo andrà incontro solo a frustrazioni e tragedie. ( )
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Mankiewicz, Joseph L.Director/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bogart, HumphreyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brazzi, RossanoActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cortese, Valentinasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gardner, AvaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, EdmondActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart), she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul.… (more)

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