Italian Actress

Valentina Cortese

  • Jan 01, 1923 - Jul 10, 2019 (age 96)
  • 5' 3" (1.61 m)
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2019
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Valentina Cortese

Valentina Cortese passed away.
1993
Sparrow
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MovieOct 1, 1993

Sparrow

Catania, Sicily, 1854. An epidemic of cholera is hitting the …
Catania, Sicily, 1854. An epidemic of cholera is hitting the region. 16-year old novice Maria leaves her convent and returns home to avoid the plague. Her stepmother and her half-sisters prevent her to live the normal life of a young girl. In their minds, Maria is the promised "bride of God" and a regular life is inappropriate for her. Nevertheless, she falls in love with a neighbor, Nino. Her freedom ends abruptly when she is forced to return to the convent.
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1991
Buster's Bedroom
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MovieMay 9, 1991

Buster's Bedroom

A young woman obsessed with Buster Keaton visits the …
A young woman obsessed with Buster Keaton visits the private sanatorium where the actor was supposedly once a patient, but everyone there seem a little nuts, especially the chief physician, and the gardener is trying to bury something.
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1988
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
MovieDec 8, 1988

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The fantastic tale of an 18th …
The fantastic tale of an 18th century aristocrat, his talented henchmen and a little girl in their efforts to save a town from defeat by the Turks. Being swallowed by a giant sea-monster, a trip to the moon, a dance with Venus and an escape from the Grim Reaper are only some of the improbable adventures.
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1987
Via Montenapoleone
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MovieMar 13, 1987

Via Montenapoleone

Via Montenapoleone in Milan is the ritziest street in the city and …
Via Montenapoleone in Milan is the ritziest street in the city and here the destinies of several characters, playboys, models and gays cross and diverge.
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Best Supporting Actress
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Nomination1987

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Via Montenapoleone".
David Di Donatello
1980
When Time Ran Out
MovieMar 28, 1980

When Time Ran Out

An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its …
An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
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1979
Un'ombra nell'ombra
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MovieOct 29, 1979

Un'ombra nell'ombra

Four women make a pact with the Devil. The 13-year-old …
Four women make a pact with the Devil. The 13-year-old daughter of one of them has begun to shown signs of a dark nature which causes preoccupation and somewhat regret on her mother.
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1977
Nido de viudas
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MovieDec 1, 1977

Nido de viudas

Dolores, Elvira and Carmen are three widowed sisters who …
Dolores, Elvira and Carmen are three widowed sisters who live in locked in a decadent mansion. Next to them his maid Lupe, a one-eyed witch who practices voodoo rites. The three of them have not been out in the streets for 20 years, praying tormented in a corner of the house where they have a chapel with the tombs of their husbands. The life of the three sisters is agitated by the arrival of a sister-in-law, the wife of a dead brother.
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Jesus of Nazareth
TV ShowMar 27, 1977

Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth (Italian: Gesù di Nazareth) is a 1977 British …
Jesus of Nazareth (Italian: Gesù di Nazareth) is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, life, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It stars Robert Powell as Jesus, and features an all-star cast of famous American and European actors, including eight who had won or would go on to win Academy Awards: Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger, James Earl Jones, and Peter Ustinov.
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1976
Nick the Sting
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MovieApr 29, 1976

Nick the Sting

Nick Hezard, a young con man, wants to avenge the death of …
Nick Hezard, a young con man, wants to avenge the death of a friend of his and organizes a swindle trying to cheat Robert Turner, an American businessman he thinks responsible for his friend's death. He succeeds in getting a hundred thousand swiss francs and uses them to carry out the second part of his plan.
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1975
Kidnap Syndicate
MovieAug 27, 1975

Kidnap Syndicate

Based on an actual event "The Kidnap Syndicate" is the …
Based on an actual event "The Kidnap Syndicate" is the story of two boys, one from a rich family and the other from a poor family, who are kidnapped and held for ransom.
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Dracula in the Provinces
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MovieAug 21, 1975

Dracula in the Provinces

A boorish, snobish …
A boorish, snobish toothpaste factory owner, Constantino Nicosia, gives his wife and everyone a hard time having let success and wealth go to his head. But after the superticous Nicosia has an encounter with an elderly gypsy aunt, and a business trip to Romania results in another encounter with a suave vampire, named Count Dragalescu, Nicosia returns with blood-sucking like qualities which makes him re-examine his life and existence.
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1974
The Kiss of Death
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MovieAug 22, 1974

The Kiss of Death

The Kiss or The Kiss of Death (Italian: Il bacio) is a 1974 …
The Kiss or The Kiss of Death (Italian: Il bacio) is a 1974 Italian historical drama film directed by Mario Lanfranchi and starring Maurizio Bonuglia, Eleonora Giorgi and Martine Beswick. The film's sets were designed by the art director Giancarlo Bartolini Salimbeni. It was shot at the Elios Film Studios in Rome and on location in Venice.
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Appassionata
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MovieJun 21, 1974

Appassionata

Two teenage friends conspire to find out how much their …
Two teenage friends conspire to find out how much their youthful sensuality can disrupt one of their households, headed by a dentist and his mentally-ill wife.
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Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Award1974

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Won award for "Day for Night".
BAFTA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1974

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Day for Night".
Academy Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination1974

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Day for Night".
BAFTA Award
1973
Day for Night
MovieMay 14, 1973

Day for Night

In Nice, the Studios La Victorine is producing the film "Je Vous …
In Nice, the Studios La Victorine is producing the film "Je Vous Presente Pamela", about a French man that marries the English Pamela in England and brings his wife to France to introduce her to his parents. However, his father and Pamela fall in love with each other and she leaves her husband to live with him. The producer Bertrand and the director Ferrand invite British Julie Baker, who had a nervous breakdown and married her Dr. Nelson, to the role of Pamela. During shooting, the cast and crew are lodged in the Hotel Atlantic and Bertrand and Ferrand have to deal with problems with the stars Severine, an aging actress with drinking problems that affect her performance; the immature, spoiled and needy Alphonse; Julie that is emotionally unstable. But in the end, they succeed in completing the film.
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Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Award1973

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Won award for "Day for Night".
BAFTA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Award1973

Best Supporting Actress

Won award for "Day for Night".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1973

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Day for Night".
National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nomination1973

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Day for Night".
BAFTA Award
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nomination1973

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Day for Night".
Golden Globe Award
1972
The Assassination of Trotsky
MovieMar 30, 1972

The Assassination of Trotsky

After having been forced to …
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jackson. Jackson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to Trotsky's house.
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon
MovieMar 3, 1972

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

This is a dramatization of …
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
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1971
The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire
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MovieAug 24, 1971

The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire

A corpse is found in the trunk …
A corpse is found in the trunk of a car that belongs to the Swiss ambassador to the UK. Speculations run wild, as more people around the ambassador keep falling victim to the vicious killer. A former detective is hired to investigate.
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The Boat on the Grass
MovieApr 16, 1971

The Boat on the Grass

Trotz ihrer sozialen …
Trotz ihrer sozialen Differenzen sind der arme David und der reiche Olivier die besten Freunde. David hat in Oliviers Pariser Appartement die junge Eleanore untergebracht. Als Olivier sie dort trifft, nimmt er sie mit aufs Land, wo die drei ein Boot auf der Wiese bauen. Eleanore entzweit die Freunde.
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1970
The Love Mates
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MovieDec 18, 1970

The Love Mates

Julien, an antique dealer and Agatha appear to be a great …
Julien, an antique dealer and Agatha appear to be a great couple, loving, caring and seem to feel complete with each other. Though Julien often gives the impression of being interested in other girls, she doesn't care all that much and sometimes even looks like she's encouraging him to do that. She also agrees that the beautiful dark Madly will stay in their immense house. With pain in her heart, she discovers that he loves her very much, and that she will definitely take care of his happiness.
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First Love
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MovieJul 10, 1970

First Love

Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two …
Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl (Dominique Sanda as Sanaida) falls in love with the boy's father (Maximilian Schell). This film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970's Academy Awards.
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1968
Listen, Let's Make Love
MovieSep 13, 1968

Listen, Let's Make Love

When his father dies, young …
When his father dies, young lad travels to Milan to attend the funeral and decides to follow in his father's footsteps as a gigolo. He is successful at finding rich women to prey on, but finds himself caught up in a bidding war.
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The Legend of Lylah Clare
MovieAug 21, 1968

The Legend of Lylah Clare

A sexy starlet (Kim Novak) …
A sexy starlet (Kim Novak) resembles Lylah Clare, a flamboyant star of the thirties who died mysteriously and tragically on her wedding night, gets a chance to play her in a biographical film directed by Lylah's real-life husband (Peter Finch) and history repeats itself as he falls for her reincarnation.
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1966
Soleil noir
MovieDec 10, 1966

Soleil noir

A young girl goes to Africa to find her lost brother living among …
A young girl goes to Africa to find her lost brother living among sordid people but finds true love with a disqualified pilot.
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1965
Juliet of the Spirits
MovieOct 16, 1965

Juliet of the Spirits

Juliet lives in a beautiful …
Juliet lives in a beautiful house by the ocean. Her sisters, and especially her Mother overshadow her with their beauty. She is a spiritual, superstitious and naive woman. She visits a psychic seer who tells her she must follow the sex trade in order to be happy. Not long after she meets her eccentric and sexy neighbour, Suzy, who, by all counts appears to be a high class prostitute and encourages Juilet into sexual acts which make her guilty and nervous. A rare night when her husband is at home she wakes up to catch him talking to another woman on the phone. He calls out the name "Gabriella" while sleeping, but when she questions him he lies his way out of it. She finds out who Gabriella is and fears her husband will leave her. Juliet begins having visions who accuse and terrorize her. The pinnacle of the visions comes at the end where it is implied she realizes she would be better off without her husband and is ultimately emotionally emancipated.
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The Possessed
MovieJul 24, 1965

The Possessed

A popular writer visits his favorite holiday destination during the …
A popular writer visits his favorite holiday destination during the off season looking for the woman he is secretly infatuated with, only to find out that she has committed suicide, but did she really?
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1964
The Visit
MovieMay 6, 1964

The Visit

An unwed pregnant teenager is run out of town and years later …
An unwed pregnant teenager is run out of town and years later she returns there as a rich woman, raising the town's expectations with her generosity, but she's only out for revenge.
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1963
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
MovieFeb 14, 1963

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

A mystery novel-loving …
A mystery novel-loving American tourist witnesses a murder in Rome, and soon finds herself and her suitor caught up in a series of killings.
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1962
Story of San Michele
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MovieSep 28, 1962

Story of San Michele

Story of San Michele released.
1961
Barabbas
MovieDec 23, 1961

Barabbas

Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion …
Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into to pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiatorial arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons, ultimately becoming a follower of the man who was crucified in his place.
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Square of Violence
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MovieJul 26, 1961

Square of Violence

Set in Italy, the story takes place in this very country, during …
Set in Italy, the story takes place in this very country, during WW2, where German occupation army ruled everything, just before the allied forces came, in 1944. Crawford plays here a doctor whose son has been shot by the Germans. Of course he has no more taste in life. He continues his work as a German officers' physician. One day, he throws a bomb just in the middle of German troops. Many soldiers and officers are killed. Some time later, the lead officer of the Nazis troops suspects the doctor to be the responsible of the explosion. He lets him know that he himself knows.
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1956
The Rocket from Calabuch
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MovieSep 24, 1956

The Rocket from Calabuch

Professor Jorge Serra …
Professor Jorge Serra Hamilton, an American scientist specialist in the atomic bomb, flees from their transcendental duties, in order to take shelter incognito and for a time in the idyllic Spanish village of Calabuch, a small village on the Mediterranean shores. Oblivious to the relevance of their occasional guest, local residents spend their time engaged in their modest daily chores. The affable professor Hamilton not only integrates perfectly into the small town of Calabuch, forging a deep friendship with its neighbors, but there he will find happiness he craved for.
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1955
Le Amiche
MovieSep 6, 1955

Le Amiche

Clelia comes from Rome to her native Turin to set up a new …
Clelia comes from Rome to her native Turin to set up a new fashion salon. On her first night, the woman in the next room of her hotel takes an overdose of pills. Clelia becomes involved with this woman, Rosetta, and three of her rich female friends, Momina, Nene, and Mariella. Momina is older than the others and lives apart from her husband. Her current lover is Cesare, the architect of Clelia's salon. Nene is a talented ceramics artist who lives with her fiancé , the painter Lorenzo. Mariella is a flighty woman only interested in having a good time. Clelia becomes attached to Carlo, the architect's assistant, but the other women look down on him as he comes from a working-class background. With Clelia's help, Momina discovers that Rosetta fell in love with Lorenzo as he was painting her portrait. Momina then encourages Rosetta to go after Lorenzo, although he and Nene were supposed to marry soon.
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Adriana Lecouvreur
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MovieAug 11, 1955

Adriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur, a famous actress, when attacked by …
Adriana Lecouvreur, a famous actress, when attacked by some criminals, is saved by the timely intervention of Maurice of Saxony. Between the two a passionate love is born.
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Magic Fire
MovieJul 15, 1955

Magic Fire

The life and career of German composer Richard Wagner.
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1954
The Barefoot Contessa
MovieSep 29, 1954

The Barefoot Contessa

At Maria Vargas' funeral, …
At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards scouted her at a shabby nightclub where she worked as a flamenco dancer. He convinces her to take a chance on acting and her first film is a huge hit. PR man Oscar Muldoon remembers when Maria was in court supporting her father who was accused of murdering her mother. It was Maria's testimony that got him off and she was a bigger star than ever. Alberto Bravano, one of the richest men in South America, sets his sights on Maria and she goes off with him - as much to make Edwards angry as anything - but he treats her badly. When she meets Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini they fall deeply in love. They are married but theirs is not to be a happy life.
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Angels of Darkness
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MovieJan 27, 1954

Angels of Darkness

Tamara, a Roman prostitute, tries to kill herself throwing herself …
Tamara, a Roman prostitute, tries to kill herself throwing herself out of the window of the licensed brothel she works in. While she is being taken to hospital the other girls learn that, following the implementing provisions of the Merlin bill, their house is to be closed. Wally, Franca and Lola find shelter in the beautiful apartment of a generous former colleague, Rosita. Wally tries to get married, Tamara goes through a religious crisis while Franca finds an honest job in order to support her young daughter and herself. As for Lola, she considers going back to her parents' home but won't she give offense to her sister, who is about to be wedded?
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1952
Secret People
MovieFeb 5, 1952

Secret People

This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an …
This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an assassination plot. She helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed.
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1951
Jackie Basehart
ChildOctober 1951

Jackie Basehart

John Anthony Carmine Michael "Jackie" Basehart (11 …
John Anthony Carmine Michael "Jackie" Basehart (11 October 1951 – 16 May 2015) was an American-Italian actor.
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The House on Telegraph Hill
MovieMay 12, 1951

The House on Telegraph Hill

Victoria has survived Nazi …
Victoria has survived Nazi concentration by assuming the identity of one who died there. She arrives in San Francisco to see her "son" just as the boy's great-aunt dies leaving a lot of money to be inherited. Victoria falls in love with the boy's trustee Alan Spender, and they move into the mansion on Telegraph Hill. Living life in a new identity isn't without its dangers, however.
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Richard Basehart
MarriageMarch 1951

Richard Basehart

John Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 – September 17, 1984) …
John Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 – September 17, 1984) was an American actor. He starred as Admiral Harriman Nelson in the television science fiction drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–68). He also portrayed Wilton Knight in the series Knight Rider (1982–86).
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1950
Shadow of the Eagle
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MovieSep 11, 1950

Shadow of the Eagle

Count Orlof, one of Catherine of Russia's many overnight …
Count Orlof, one of Catherine of Russia's many overnight favourites, travels to Venice on her behalf to abduct Elizabeth Tarakanova who has been laying claim to the throne from the Crimea. ...
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Women Without Names
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MovieMar 23, 1950

Women Without Names

This is the sad story of several desperate ladies …
This is the sad story of several desperate ladies incarcerated somewhere in Italy in a camp for displaced women after the end of World War II. Among them, Anna, a Yugoslav, who has seen her husband killed in Trieste by political enemies. She is pregnant and her one and only aim right now is her baby to be born. Janka, a beautiful Polish girl who has lost her mind, is reunited with the physician who sent her to a brothel for Nazi officers. As for Yvonne, a light-hearted French woman, she is prepared to do anything to leave the place, including to marry out with an Albanese ice cream man, despite his unappetizing looks. At least,she will stop being a woman without a name.
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Richard Basehart
Relationship1950

Richard Basehart

John Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 – September 17, 1984) …
John Richard Basehart (August 31, 1914 – September 17, 1984) was an American actor. He starred as Admiral Harriman Nelson in the television science fiction drama Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–68). He also portrayed Wilton Knight in the series Knight Rider (1982–86).
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1949
Malaya
MovieDec 27, 1949

Malaya

After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer …
After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer returns to the United States just after the U.S. enters World War II. His boast that he could easily smuggle rubber, a key wartime natural resource, out of Malaya has him tasked with doing just that. He manages to get someone from his past, Carnaghan, sprung from Alactraz and together they head off to South East Asia posing as Irishmen. Once there, Carnaghan lines up some of his old cronies and with Royer and a few plantation owners plans to smuggle the rubber out from under the Japanese army's watchful eye.
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Thieves' Highway
MovieSep 20, 1949

Thieves' Highway

Benny and Franz are thieves. The brother steal jeans in …
Benny and Franz are thieves. The brother steal jeans in shopping centers and boutique stores. Their routine involves a scam in which Benny, the younger of the two, has to play the ...
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Black Magic
MovieAug 19, 1949

Black Magic

Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis …
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
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The Glass Mountain
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MovieMar 9, 1949

The Glass Mountain

An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is …
An aspiring composer, in the British Air Force for WWII, is downed in Italy and rescued by an Italian girl. He returns home to his wife, inspired to write an opera and aware that he's fallen in love with his rescuer.
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1948
Crossroads of Passion
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MovieAug 4, 1948

Crossroads of Passion

Crossroads of Passion …
Crossroads of Passion (French: Carrefour des passions, Italian: Gli uomini sono nemici) is a 1948 French-Italian drama film directed by Ettore Giannini and Henri Calef and starring Viviane Romance, Clément Duhour and Valentina Cortese.
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Les Misérables
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MovieJan 21, 1948

Les Misérables

Jean Valjean, pursued through the years for a minor infraction …
Jean Valjean, pursued through the years for a minor infraction by the implacable policeman Javert, attempts to create a life for himself and for his adopted daughter Cosette amid the revolutionary struggles of France.
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1947
The Courier of the King
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MovieDec 4, 1947

The Courier of the King

The Courier of the King …
The Courier of the King (Italian: Il corriere del re) is a 1947 Italian historical film directed by Gennaro Righelli and starring Rossano Brazzi, Irasema Dilián and Valentina Cortese. It is an adaptation of the 1830 novel The Red and the Black by Stendhal. It was the final film of the veteran director Righelli, who had previously directed a silent version of the story in 1928.
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1942
The Jester's Supper
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MovieFeb 9, 1942

The Jester's Supper

This is an opera in four acts composed by Umberto …
This is an opera in four acts composed by Umberto Giordano . The story is set in Florence at the time of Lorenzo de'Medici recounts the rivalry between Gianneto Malespini and Neri Chiaramantesi for the affections of the beautiful Ginerva and Gianneto's thirst for revenge over a "cruel joke" played on him by Neri and his brother Gabreillo. The joke ultimately takes Neri to murder Ginerva and by mistake his brother. The opera ends with Neri descent into madness.
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1923
Valentina Cortese
Birth1923

Valentina Cortese

Valentina Cortese was born.
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