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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.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama
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Paramount Pictures

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Cast

Sophia Loren
as Lucia Curcio
Clark Gable
as Michael Hamilton
Vittorio De Sica
as Mario Vitale
Giovanni Filidoro
as Gennariello
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Critic Reviews for It Started in Naples

All Critics (5)

There's no chemistry between Gable, who's twice as old than love interest Sophia Loren in this lukewarm, utterly predictable culture clash comedy.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

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

Full Review… | August 16, 2005
DVDTalk.com

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

Full Review… | August 3, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

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
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for It Started in Naples

½

There's no chemistry between Gable, who's twice as old than love interest Sophia Loren in this lukewarm, utterly predictable culture clash comedy.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

Sophia shows her sizeable comedic talents in this light romp of the battle of the sexes set in Naples and Capri. The movie is delightful. Highest rating from this viewer.

Sergio Rodriguez
Sergio Rodriguez
½

She's so frigging adorable. And he's himself. The little kid is awesome. Capri is gorgeous. She sings "Americano," and it's killing me -- what other movie uses that song? I had never seen a movie with her in her prime. I kind of get her now.

Richard Gorelick
Richard Gorelick

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