I have to talk about Sophia Loren! She’s in so many of my favourite films from my childhood. This one is not very well known but it rates as her most endearing and my Tween loves it too. Look at how current her colour block dress is! The little boy’s outfit has dated more. Loren plays Lucia, a cabaret singer and maternal Aunt to 9 year old Nando. Clark Gable is a lawyer from Philadephia who happens to be the boy’s paternal Uncle. It was the last film to be released during Gable’s lifetime.
It was filmed on location in Rome, Naples and Capri. Wear the belt buckle at the back – of course! And the head scarf adds a quick and easy glamorous touch.
I love the saturated 50’s colours.
Lucia’s neighbours are most supportive when they hear about the American who’s come to take away one of their own.
A couple of my favourite scenes.
Lawyers at the ready!
Uncle and Nephew bond, they both smoke and love the same woman!
The famous ‘You Want to be Americano’ song.
I’m obssessed with this purple colour!
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