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Sophia Loren (Phaedra)Jorge Mistral (Rhif)
(DeLuxe Color, CinemaScope):
Right after filming The Pride and the Passion in Spain with Cary Grant, Sophia arrives to Greece and finds in her dressing room, on the very first day of shooting, a rose with a little note that reads "Best wishes for a good movie", signed by Cary Grant.For her to play opposite Ladd, who was two inches shorter than Sophia, a trench had to be dug so they could walk side by side along the beach on the Greek island of Hydra. There was certainly little or no romance in that or in Ladd's unflattering description of working with her: "It's like being bombed by watermelons."
Director Jean Negulesco, a Rumanian-born painter turned film-maker, is so taken with Sophia that he spends more time portraying her on canvas than on screen. His collection is displayed in December 1956 in a Roman gallery.
Sophia rips her thigh in October diving into the water.
The film is known for its famous scene where Sophia emerges from the water. The dripping yellow dress, as it came to be called, makes Sophia a poster girl all over the world when the film opens.
The movie script was offered to Gina Lollobrigida during a dinner party in
Alan Levy, Forever Sophia.
is the word for Signorina Loren and the itinerary... The abundantly
Signorina Loren, who is as decorative as any classic statue is given
opportunity to be photographed agains island rocks and in the fish and
frond-filled green murky depths of the sea. Wet or dry she makes a
picture and, on occasion, delivers herself of some fieryt emotion to
she is also willing and able to act."