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Marriage Italian Style Details

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In flashback, [[Performer~P46339~Marcello Mastroianni~marcellomastroianni]] recalls his wartime romance with [[Performer~P43272~Sophia Loren~sophialoren]]. He is so enamored with her that he finances her escape from the bordello where she lives and sets her up with a good job in the restaurant that he owns, and later finds a place for her on his mother's domestic staff. He is not, however, enamored enough to make their union legal, and expects Loren to behave like a servant by day and his mistress by night. Years later, Loren lies on her deathbed. The contrite Mastroianni finally consents to marry her. Not only does she make a full recovery, but she brings her three grown sons to live with the nonplused Mastroianni after the wedding. He tries to weasel out of the arrangement, but is mollified by Loren's insistence that all three boys are his sons. Thus, after nearly twenty years' servitude, Loren is at last in a position to call the shots. Sold to American distributors on the basis of Sophia Loren's revealing costumes (some of these absolutely defy the laws of gravity), Marriage Italian Style remains a warm and spicy concoction today, even after years of less expert imitations. The film was based on Filumena Marturano by [[Performer~P17714~Eduardo de Filipo~eduardodefilippo]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 20, 1964

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sophia Loren Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1964 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sophia Loren Best Actress 1964 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marcello Mastroianni Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1964 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Vittorio De Sica Best Foreign Language Film 1965 Nominee

Cast

Sophia Loren
as Filumena Marturano
Marcello Mastroianni
as Domenico Soriano
Aldo Puglisi
as Alfredo
Marilù Tolo
as Diane
Giovanni Ridolfi
as Umberto
Vito Moriconi
as Riccardo
Generoso Cortini
as Michele
Vincenzo Aita
as Alfonzo
Tecla Scarano
as Rosalie

Crew

Vittorio De Sica
Director
Carlo Ponti
Producer
Piero De Bernardi
Screenwriter
Leo Benvenuti
Screenwriter
Renato Castellani
Screenwriter
Tonino Guerra
Screenwriter
Roberto Gerardi
Cinematographer
Armando Trovajoli
Composer (Music Score)
Adriana Novelli
Editor
Carlo Egidi
Production Designer
Dario Michell
Set Designer
Piero Tosi
Costume Designer
Vera Marzot
Costume Designer
Giuseppe Annunziata
Makeup
Giuseppe Banchelli
Makeup
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