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Santiago de Compostela, Ávila,
Valdemoro's plaza mayor (Spain)
Paramount Studios, Hollywood (USA)
Filming dates: April - July 1956
Sophia flies to Madrid on April 10 and is back to
Frank Sinatra (Miguel)
Sophia Loren (Juana)
Sophia's Makeup Artists:
Sophia's Hair Stylist:
Grazia De Rossi
Sam Shaw, Ernst Haas, Federico Patellani, Ken Danvers
Sophia's voice is dubbed by:
Edith Schneider (German), Mari Angeles Herranz (Spanish).
Sophia's cachet of the movie is $ 200,000.
Sophia is in
There are plans to have Ava Gardner in Sophia's role as Juanita. The rumors end when Sophia is signed for the picture.
Sophia steps on her foot during a dance and busts a bone in June.
The film almost doesn't start on schedule because of a dispute over the number of buttons Sophia's blouse should be buttoned in order to get the scene passed by the censor for each country where the movie is slated to be shown. Sophia is quoted as saying, "If the audience is counting how many buttons I do not have, they will not pay attention to me... it is well known that I have a 93-centimeter measurement so buttons are not important. What is important is the audience knows I am intelligent as well as beautiful." Finally, director Stanley Kramer decides that Sophia is to wear an off-the-shoulder blouse in the scene.
During the shooting in El Escoria, Frank Sinatra has a suite at the Felipe II hotel but once his work is done he prefers daily escapades to Madrid, at the Hotel de la Castellana, where his ex-wife Ava Gandner is staying. He makes the 50-km trip back to El Escorial everyday.
a Mafioso all the way, Sinatra
kept greeting Sophia with a bantering "You'll get yours," the humor
of which never amused her. But when, between takes, he called her "a
broad," she denounced him in her early but explicit English as a
"mean little son-of-the-bitch" and one hundred onlookers cheered.
Taken aback but duly impressed, Sinatra eventually pronounced Sophia 'a
lusty Loren girl is going to scare the living daylights of of
Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardner."
girl will explode within two or three years as the world's greatest
actress. I've worked with some great talents but in this 22-year-old,
youngster 1 see the greatest of them all."
Loren is camping along the Spanish countryside with the rebel
troops, she manages a few wardrobe changes. For the most part, she is
demurely in full peasant skirts, with wide belts to set off her small
and very tailored peasant bodices. Variations include a ruffled
layered petticoats, complemented by strappy sandals. All in all, it is
uninspired western señorita drag from