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Sophia Loren

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Pride and the Passion, ThePride and the Passion, The (1957)
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren
A solemn epic set around Napoleon's campaign in Spain in the early 19th century – the cast doing their sincere best with a fairly passionless…
Boy on a DolphinBoy on a Dolphin (1957)
Dir. Jean Negulesco
Feat. Alan Ladd, Sophia Loren, Clifton Webb
Greek picaresque with Sophia Loren as a diver who catches the scent of ancient sunken treasure. Mainly memorable for the actress's drenched figure…
HouseboatHouseboat (1958) Recommended
Dir. Melville Shavelson
Feat. Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer
Fortunes change for widower and father–of–three Cary Grant when he takes up residence on a floating home, and employs Sophia Loren as his…
Sophia Loren CollectionSophia Loren Collection (Desire Under the Elms, Heller in Pink Tights, A Breath of Scandal) (1958-1960)
Feat. Sophia Loren
Three classic ‘contract’ pictures from Italy’s enduring Sophia Loren, made during the height of her Hollywood fame.
Desire Under the ElmsDesire Under the Elms (1958)
Dir. Delbert Mann
Feat. Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives
Anthony Perkins and Sophia Loren requite their love over a heated land dispute in this mild star vehicle for the then–wildly popular Loren.…
Key, TheKey, The (1958)
Dir. Carol Reed
Feat. William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard
Captivating WW2 drama set around a Londonite lady (played with restrained elegance by Sophia Loren) whose liaisons with war sea captains over the…
Millionairess, TheMillionairess, The (1960)
Dir. Anthony Asquith
Feat. Peter Sellers, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica
Loren plays a spoiled heiress who tries to 'buy' a husband in the form of principled doctor Sellers. Fairly good adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's…
Heller in Pink TightsHeller in Pink Tights (1960)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn
Dysfunctional stagecoach high jinx with Anthony Quinn and Sophia Loren fleeing with a theatre company into the American's heartland. While lush as a…
Breath of Scandal, ABreath of Scandal, A (1960)
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Feat. Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, Angela Lansbury
Soufflé–light romance tuned to the love streams of Vienna, with a regal Sophia Loren courted by handsome American John Gavin. Sweet,…
It Started in NaplesIt Started in Naples (1960) Recommended
Dir. Melville Shavelson
Feat. Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica
Winning combination of Gable and Loren guided by director Shavelson (HOUSEBOAT) team up again for this romantic comedy drama set in Naples following…
Two WomenTwo Women (1961)
Dir. Vittorio De Sica
Feat. Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as a WW2 widow who endures turmoil with her 13–year–old daughter before they are…
Madame (1962)
Dir. Christian-Jaque
Feat. Sophia Loren, Robert Hossein
Rags–to–riches tale set in Napoleonic France mirrors the real life of its Italian bomb–shell star, Sophia Loren.
Boccaccio '70Boccaccio '70 (1962)
Dir. Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini
Feat. Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider, Marisa Solinas
Naughty for the time, this all–star portmanteau film is loosely based on updated versions of the bawdy stories of 14th century writer Giovanni…
Five Miles to MidnightFive Miles to Midnight (1962)
Dir. Anatole Litvak
Feat. Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Gig Young
Unfocused but intriguing murder–mystery with Anthony Perkins as a domineering, jealous husband who convinces his wife (Loren) to collect…
Yesterday, Today and TomorrowYesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
Dir. Vittorio De Sica
Feat. Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
A compendium of three stories starring Sophia Loren in her luscious prime in three very different roles. Together with Marcello Mastroianni, it…
Fall of the Roman EmpireFall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. Alec Guinness, Sophia Loren, James Mason
Monumental event is given a proportionate treatment with sets reputed to be the largest ever built and a literate script to boot.
Marriage Italian StyleMarriage Italian Style (Matrimonio All'italiana) (1964)
Dir. Vittorio De Sica
Feat. Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren
This hilarious marriage farce features Sophia Loren as a long–suffering unwedded woman: on her deathbed, she convinces the commitment–shy…
ArabesqueArabesque (1966)
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck
Whimsical spy shenanigans in London, with Anglo–Arab relations straining over the custody of a hieroglyphic code. Sophia Loren's extraordinary…
Countess from Hong Kong, TheCountess from Hong Kong, The (1967)
Dir. Charles Chaplin
Feat. Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Syd Chaplin
None too distinguished final film for dir. Chaplin is set aboard a cruise ship, on which US diplomat Brando finds a stowaway Russian countess…
Man of La ManchaMan of La Mancha (1972) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Hiller
Feat. Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco
Peter O’Toole ‘dreams the impossible dream’ as Cervantes’ Don Quixote in this much–maligned adaptation of the popular Broadway musical.…
Voyage, TheVoyage, The (Il Viaggio) (1974)
Dir. Vittorio De Sica
Feat. Sophia Loren, Richard Burton, Ian Bannen
Melodrama from Italian master De Sica sees an incurably ill Sophia Loren torn between the love of two brothers (Richard Burton and Ian Bannen, both…
Brief EncounterBrief Encounter (1974)
Dir. Alan Bridges
Feat. Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Jack Hedley
The BBC revisit David Lean's classic unrequited romance, with Richard Burton and Sophia Loren excellent as would–be lovers who meet on a train…
Cassandra Crossing, TheCassandra Crossing, The (1977)
Dir. George P. Cosmatos
Feat. Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Ava Gardner
A few too many disasters – train crashes, plagues, terrorists etc. – make for an overcooked yet still entertaining actioner. An…
Blood FeudBlood Feud (Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova - si sospettano moventi politici) (1978)
Dir. Lina Wertmuller
Feat. Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giancarlo Giannini
Convoluted romantic drama set against the rise of Mussolini has recently widowed Loren torn between an attorney and petty thief. Overheated (and…
Brass TargetBrass Target (1978)
Dir. John Hough
Feat. Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, Robert Vaughn
A classic 70's all–star cast feature in this post–World War II suspense film that suggests that the German automobile crash involving…
Pret-a-PorterPret-a-Porter (1994)
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Sophia Loren
Director Altman's take on the Paris fashion industry hasn't the edgy sarcasm or the incisiveness of his THE PLAYER and SHORT CUTS, but is…
Between StrangersBetween Strangers (2002)
Dir. Edoardo Ponti
Feat. Sophia Loren, Pete Postlethwaite, Mira Sorvino
The lives of three quite different women move into thematic proximity in this lightweight, but worthy drama. As played by Loren, Sorvino and…
Lives of the Saints (TV Mini-Series) Lives of the Saints (TV Mini-Series) (2004)
Dir. Jerry Ciccoritti
Feat. Sophia Loren, Fabrizio Filippo, Kris Kristofferson
Vivid mini–series focused on an Italian immigrant family, headed by the insatiable Sophia Loren, which must confront their sordid past in order…
NineNine (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Rob Marshall
Feat. Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz
A stonkingly glamorous screen musical based on FELLINI'S 8 1/2, with famous film auteur Guido Contini struggling to realize his cinematic masterpiece…

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