Naked Maja (1959)

Naked Maja


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The slow pacing of this fanciful tale about the life and one reputed love of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya makes for an uneven drama. Anthony Franciosa is the artist, and Ava Gardner plays his paramour, the Duchess of Alba. While the Prime Minister of Spain schemes to betray his country to Napoleon's forces and the Spanish Inquisition is winding to a close (overplayed here) Goya is trying to survive the pangs of love he feels for the aloof Duchess. In reality, the artist was seriously ill … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Giorgio Prosperi, Norman Corwin, Albert E. Lewin
On DVD: Dec 15, 1993


as Francisco Goya

as Duchess of Alba

as Prime Minister Manue...

as Queen Maria Luisa

as King Carlos IV

as Juanito

as Dr. Peral

as Maria de la Luz

as Rojas the Innkeeper

as Inquisitor

as French Ambassador

as Singer

as The Ballerina

as Goya's Assistant

as The Priest

as Count De Fuentes

as Governess Assuncion

as Prince Ferdinando

as Princess of Portugal

as Maria Isabella

as Don Antonio

as Carlotta Joaquins

as Luigi of Perma

as Maria Josefa
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Critic Reviews for Naked Maja

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Taking liberties with history, this kitschy biopic of Goya is a mishmash, but Ava Gardner's beauty (and her lush wardrobe)is worth thr price of admission.

Full Review… | June 20, 2012

It has as much going for it in depth as a kindergarten drawing.

Full Review… | October 27, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Naked Maja


Overheated melodramatics but Ava is at the height of her beauty. Beautiful color photography and sumptous sets add to the films appeal but it is still basically a soap opera.

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