Marshal Antonio Carotenuto is sent to Sagliena, an imaginary little village in the center of Italy in the ’50s, to assume his new mandate. In the village he knows Maria (Frisky) AKA ‘la Bersagliera’, secretly in love with a policeman (Carabiniere) reporting to Antonio. But also Paoletta, the priest’s nephew, loves him. Things become more complicated when Annarella, the midwife, starts demonstrating her love to Antonio. She is hiding a secret and the Marshal soon will be in a restless situation.
Director: Luigi Comencini. AKA Bread, Love and Dreams
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Roberto Risso, Marisa Merlini, Virgilio Riento, Maria Pia Casilio, Tina Pica, Memmo Carotenuto, Guglielmo Barnabo, Nino Vingelli, Vittoria Crispo, Gigi Reder, Mario Meniconi, Checco Rissone, Alfredo Rizzo, Violetta Gragnani, Giulio Battiferri, Attilio Torelli, Fausto Guerzoni.
1955 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story (Ettore Maria Margadonna).
Terrific film. Thanks, Jon!