TOO BAD SHE’S BAD
Thursday, September 24
Peccato che sia una canaglia (1954, Alessandro Blasetti) Sophia Loren! Great fare for Mr. Nice Guy cabbie Marcello Mastroianni, except… she’s trying to steal his taxi! And, even as the insults, arguments, sneers and innuendos rocket back and forth at a 30s screwball pace, Mastroianni meets Loren’s supersuave papa De Sica and realizes it’s all in the famiglia. First teaming of the three icons, from an Alberto Moravia story. 35mm. Plus Il Processo Di Frine (1952, BlasettiI) In this episode of Altri Tempi, accused murderer Gina Lollobrigida’s necklines go down as mouthpiece De Sica’s histrionics heat up. Approx. 95 min. 35mm print courtesy Cinecteca di Bologna.
“A rambunctious comedy with the butter-smooth De Sica and a leonine Sophia Loren.”
– Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
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