Vulcano (1950) AKA Volcano

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Maddalena, a prostitute, is forced by the Naples police to exit the the city and return to her hometown Volcano, a volcanic island off of southern Italy. There, she is accepted only by her younger sister, Maria, and a younger brother. Their life is rendered miserable by the women of the village.

Director: William Dieterle. AKA Volcano
Writers: Renzo Avanzo (story), Mario Chiari (adaptation), Piero Tellini, Victor Stoloff & Vitaliano Brancati (dialogue and screenplay), Erskine Caldwell (uncredited).
Stars: Anna Magnani, Rossano Brazzi, Geraldine Brooks, Eduardo Ciannelli, Adriano Ambrogi, Lucia Belfadel, Cesare Giuffrè, Rosina Galli, Enzo Staiola, Francesco Cupane, Ignazio Consiglio.

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Note: I’ve been told that both versions are very different, to the point that they are almost different films, so if you can watch both.

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5 Comments

  1. Tony C
    September 5, 2019
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    You never cease to amaze me, Jon!

  2. James558
    September 5, 2019
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    Gosh, Jon, you’re the best!

    Plenty of gems this week!

  3. JimmyR
    October 18, 2019
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    Been looking for this movie for years. Thank you.

  4. January 7, 2020
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    Good movie. The synopsis above is misleading. Maddelena’s younger sister and brother aren’t hostile towards her. They don’t know why she has come back. But all the women on the island know and they treat her like dirt. She’s not in love with Donato. She knows he’s a scoundrel so really her only solace is that she may be able to save her younger sister from him. I prefer the subtitled version though the dubbed version has some additional scenes including, I think, a better ending. Some of the plot points are made more explicit in the dubbed version though much of the dialogue regarding Maddelena’s former occupation was changed I presume to comply with the puritanical Hays Code.

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