In accordance with postwar Italian law, prostitute Maddelena Natoli is sentenced to spend the rest of her life in disgrace in her hometown. Returning to the island of Vulcano, Maddelena tries to connect with her younger sister and brother, who greet her with hostility. Her only solace is the love of deep-sea diver Donato, whose own past is as checkered as Maddelena’s. The story is resolved by Mother Nature herself, during a spectacular volcanic eruption.
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.