The Secret of Santa Vittoria
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria

Year:
Duration:
139 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | War
IMDB rate:
7.5
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1970-02-27
Filming Locations: Cinecittà Studios, Cinecittà, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Cast
Actor
Character
Anthony Quinn
Bombolini
Anna Magnani
Rosa
Virna Lisi
Caterina
Hardy Krüger
Capt. von Prum
Sergio Franchi
Tufa
Renato Rascel
Babbaluche
Patrizia Valturri
Angela
Eduardo Ciannelli
Luigi
Leopoldo Trieste
Vittorini
Gigi Ballista
Padre Polenta
Quinto Parmeggiani
Copa
Carlo Caprioli
Giovanni Pietrosanto
Francesco Mulé
Francucci
Wolfgang Jansen
Sgt. Zopf
Aldo De Carellis
Old Vines
Marco Tulli
Mazzola
Chris Anders
Cpl. Heinsick
Peter Kuiper
Sgt. Traub
Dieter Wilken
Hans
Karl-Otto Alberty
Otto
Luigi Bonos
Benedetti
Clelia Matania
Pippo Lauricella
Pulci
Carlo Capannelle
Capoferro
Renato Chiantoni
Bracolini
Pino Ferrara
Dr. Bara
Curt Lowens
Col. Scheer
Tim Donnelly
Holtzmann
Valentina Cortese
Gabriella (uncredited)
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Trivia
Set constructions for this movie by the film's art department in the Italian township of Anticoli Corrado included just a few constructions. Producer-director Stanley Kramer said of this in his autobiography "A Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World: A Life in Hollywood": "Architecturally, the contours and dimensions of the square and the adjoining streets, made me settle on this town. The art department added a bell tower, one single facade, and a water tower for one particularly funny (and it turned out, dangerous) scene".
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For the film's four month shoot in the little Italian village of Anticoli Corrado, a number of the town's residents worked on the film in varying capacities as assistant crew or as extras and background artists. Some stayed on and lived in their houses whilst others took paid holidays in exchange for the use of their homes during principal photography.
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According to the film, the exact estimate number of bottles of wine that the township of Santa Vittoria had was 1,317,000. Publicity and word of mouth for the picture frequently approximated this down to one million bottles of wine. However, one of the film's main movie posters stated that there were actually 1,184,611 bottles of wine.
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Quotes
Benito Mussolini: [written on the wall in the village] "It is better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep. Benito Mussolini" Italo Bombolini: [written underneath it] "It is better to live 100 years. Italo Bombalini"
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Priest: [Bombolini wants the priest to pray for the rain to stop while the villagers move the wine] Nobody ever prays for sun, they only pray for rain. Babbaluche: In Noah's ark people prayed for rain?
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Italo Bombolini: It's nice to have a hot meal before you die.
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Photos from cast
Giancarlo Giannini