Wild Is the Wind
First screened in April 2010
Director: George Cukor. Cast: Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Franciosa, Lili Valenty, Dolores Hart, Joseph Calleia, James Flavin. Screenplay: Arnold Schulman (based on the novel Furia by Vittorio Nino Novarese).

Twitter Capsule: Magnani and Quinn: two Big actors forced into a story that often feels smallish. Franciosa maybe comes off best.

VOR:   Three actors at exciting career moment, none an obvious fit for Cukor: recipe for more curiosity than success. Like a very rough draft for The Misfits.

Photo © 1957 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Anna Magnani
Best Actor: Anthony Quinn
Best Original Song: "Wild Is the Wind"

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Actress (Drama): Anna Magnani

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Best Actress (Magnani)

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