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It Started in Naples (1960)

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Michael Hamilton (Clark Gable) is a Philadelphia lawyer who must travel to Naples to settle his late brother's estate. A ten year old boy is orphaned and placed in care of his Aunt Lucia (Sophia Loren). The conservative attorney tries to adjust to the carefree romantic setting and attitudes of amore in Italy. Michael and Lucia fall in love and must decide what is best for the young boy in this irreverent romantic comedy.

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Sophia Loren
as Lucia Curcio
Clark Gable
as Michael Hamilton
Vittorio De Sica
as Mario Vitale
Giovanni Filidoro
as Gennariello
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There's no chemistry between Gable, who's twice as old than love interest Sophia Loren in this lukewarm, utterly predictable culture clash comedy.

April 24, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…

It's a quaint and pretty old movie, to be sure, but it's also more than a little boring.

August 16, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

...an aimless, thoroughly predictable waste of time masquerading as a romantic comedy.

August 3, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

a fossil of a bygone age when comedies didn't require scatalogical humor, and romances didn't require any basis in logic

July 8, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

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