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Dino De Laurentiis Cinematrografica Studios, Rome (Italy)
Filming dates: October 1973 through January 1974.
Sophia Loren (Adriana De Mauro)
Richard Burton (Cesare Braggl)
lan Bannen (Antonio Bragg!)
Barbara Pilavin (Adriana’s mother)
Marcel Escoffier and Bruno Raffaelli
Manuel De Sica
Sophia's Makeup Artist:
Sophia's Hair Stylist:
Carlo Ponti for c.c. Champion (Rome), Capac (Paris)
wins two awards for Best Actress, the David di Donatello and the
San Sebastian Festival Prize.
The widow's costumes were designed by Marcel Escoffier. Although the movie takes place during the enchanting fashion period preceding World War l, the costumes are often dour in color, pattern, and upholsterylike detail; nonetheless, they're elegant and dripping in minute particulars. Escoffier, one of the most accomplished European historical designers, was well known to Loren, having previously worked on her costume pictures Madame Sans-Gêne and Lady L. (Donohue)
beautiful as an erotic dream... I'd be perfectly content to act
with Sophia for the next million years."