A Bell For Adano
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Whoever had the crazy idea of dyeing Miss Tierney's hair blonde? Had the world gone mad? Whatever the reason, playing the part of an Italian village girl with platinum blonde hair can have done little to further Gene's career, especially since she does not even attempt an Italian accent, and limits herself to mechanically following a dreadful script which does not allow her to develop into any kind of believable character at all. This is a tasteless film in more ways than one: the scriptwriters' patronising depiction of Italian village folk as 'charmingly' primitive, stupid, sycophantic ne'er-do-wells has to be seen to be believed.
It is nearly the end of the Second World War, and the Italian fascists are on the run. A small military detachment headed by Major Joppolo (John Hodiak) arrives in the village of Adano and sets about the task of organising village life - appointing a new mayor (the old one, a fascist collaborator, has fled to t...
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