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Wild Is the Wind (1957)

Wild Is the Wind





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Wild Is the Wind represents a (perhaps deliberate) reversal of the situation in The Rose Tattoo (1955). Whereas in Tattoo, Anna Magnani played a widow who could never find a man to measure up to her late husband, in Wind her character, Giola, marries widowed rancher Gino (Anthony Quinn), who is haunted by the memory of his first spouse. The situation is dicier in Wind, since Italian immigrant Gino's deceased wife was Giola's sister. Eventually tiring of her husband's mood swings, Giola turns to his son, Bene (Anthony Franciosa), for emotional and sexual gratification. A Hollywood approximation of the Italian neorealist school of filmmaking, Wild Is the Wind was based on Furia, a story by Vittorio Nino Novarese.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Vittorio Nino Novarese, Arnold Schulman
In Theaters:
Paramount Pictures


James Flavin
as Wool Buyer
Dick Ryan
as Priest
Joseph Vitale
as Party Guest
Ruth Lee
as Party Guest
Frances Morris
as Party Guest
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All Critics (1)

Italian Anna Magnani received a second Oscar nomination for this marital drama by George Cukor, who was a replacement director.

Full Review… | July 24, 2011

Audience Reviews for Wild Is the Wind

I'm surprised by the lack of love for this film. I thought Anna Magnani really brought something special to this role. It's a little far fetched for sure but it is nonetheless terribly captivating.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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I really liked the way the main character dident speak english at first. Her emotions came through, strongly.

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