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Full of Life (1956)





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Based on a novel by John Fante, this is the story of a young couple--a very Italian-Catholic young man and a nice but religiously unaffiliated young woman--who get married in a civil ceremony, much to the consternation of the husband's Italian family. The movie begins with Judy Holliday in her last month of pregnancy finally giving in and agreeing to a Catholic ceremony before her baby is born. Fitted with a maternity gown and whisked off to a ceremony on the verge of delivery, the real story is the interaction between these eccentric characters and Holliday. Fante's dialogue is fun without resorting to the slapstick this could easily have degenerated to.


Judy Holliday
as Emily Rocco
Richard Conte
as Nick Rocco
Esther Minciotti
as Mama Rocco
Joe De Santis
as Father Gondolfo
Arthur Lovejoy
as Mr. Jameson
Eleanor Audley
as Mrs. Jameson
Trudy Marshall
as Nora Gregory
Walter Conrad
as John Gregory
Sam Gilman
as Dr. Atchison
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