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Studios, Rome (Italy)
Maria De Matteis
Documento Films (Rome)
Blasetti was the first to discover that for Sophia, just acting opposite De Sica brought the same results as being directed by him. Their Neapolitan souls merged, and while Mastroianni came from a bit farther north in the region, he had the same temperament and meshed perfectly with them.
Warren G. Harris, Sophia Loren: A Biography.
First true collaboration with Marcello Mastroianni gives birth to the best couple Italian cinema has ever presented. The Loren-Mastroianni tandem, from then on, will always be popular, especially in
Sophia's voice is dubbed by Maria Landrock (German).
striking point in its favour is the luxurious Sophia Loren,
who is something to look at from any angle or any side. (…) she
displays such a
full and shapely figure she makes it a pleasure to consider being
robbed. And don’t
think the lady doesn’t know it. With her, ambulating is an art. Leaning
an aesthetic manoeuvre. The Signorina racks up quite a score. (...) Forget
the subtitles. Forget
the story. Just
watch the dame."
plays the wayward daughter of
an elderly thief of gallant charm (De Sica) and she seems to have
something of this actor’s assurance and attack."
to the acting in the film
raises some fundamental problems concerning the craft of dubbing.
Loren’s brand of jolly, uninhibited sex-appeal is not enhanced by the
substitution of a precise English voice of considerable gentility."
"To Vesuvius and Etna, Italy might well add another volcano - Sophia Loren. When this siren erupts, it's every man for himself!"
soon as we met on the set, there
was a spark between us... The three of us were united in a kind of
that the Neapolitans always have among themselves. The same sense of
same rhythms, the same philosophies of life, the same natural cynicism.
three of us did our roles instinctively."
practically had to fight with the
producers in order to impose Sophia Loren in the leading role which was
for Gina Lollobrigida. A few months earlier, Michelangelo Antonioni had
suffered the same pressures for his film La dama senza camelia. He
Sophia Loren. The producers were asking for Gina Lollobrigida. In the
Bosè got the part."
Winchell, Logansport Pharos-Tribune, 1 jan 1956