IT STARTED IN NAPLES
Wednesday, December 6
Directed by Melville Shavelson
Starring Sophia Loren and Clark Gable
(1960) Uptight Philly lawyer Clark Gable, in Italy to team up with roving-eyed Vittorio de Sica to settle his black sheep brother’s estate, finds he’s an uncle. And illegitimate Marietto is now an impish street kid looked after by his night club thrush aunt Sophia Loren. With dazzling scenery – Italy’s and Loren’s – and her classic song “You Want to be Americano.” 35mm Technicolor print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive. Approx. 100 min.
“The major thing to look at is Miss Loren, and all else is but background for her.”
– Bosley Crowther, The New York Times