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Cortese, Valentina

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Most widely held works about Valentina Cortese
Most widely held works by Valentina Cortese
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
La nuit américaine = Day for night by François Truffaut( Visual )

55 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Truffaut's 1973 film, an "homage to moviemaking," details the loves and lunacy of the closely-knit family of strangers that comprises an on-location film, cast and crew
Giulietta degli spiriti by Federico Fellini( Visual )

36 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she suspects her husband of infidelity, a naive yet clairvoyant housewife unleashes an unconscious ripe with erotic fantasies
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and French and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pardoned instead of Christ, Barabbas is haunted for the rest of his life. After watching his former lover, Rachel, being stoned to death for her belief in Jesus, Barabbas returns to his life of thievery. Arrested again, he is sent to the sulphur mines and then to gladiator school where he witnesses yet another friend give his life in the name of the Nazarene. It is only at the end, when Barabbas himself faces crucifixion, that he discovers his faith
The barefoot contessa by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and French and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart), she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul
The adventures of Baron Munchausen by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and French and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron von Munchausen sails in a balloon to find old comrades and save a city from the forces of a Turkish sultan
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Francis of Assisi was an extraordinarily complex and difficult figure whose effect on his contemporary society was electrifying. Even today, many people are moved by his visionary message of universal toleration. Twelfth-century Italy had an exceptionally grim and regimented society, but the barefoot monk from Assisi undoubtedly had the courage that comes from deep faith and was able to transcend the oppressiveness of the time. In this Italian/British-produced film, director Franco Zeffirelli attempts to bring his vision of this great man to the screen. The contemporary (1970s) example of the hippie movement contributed a great deal to the style in which the story is told. The musical score, using ancient Italian melodies, was arranged by Donovan. The film is visually beautiful in a way which tends to minimize the squalor of the times. As the movie begins, Francis (Graham Faulkner) is the son of wealthy merchants, and enjoys his share of wine, women and song without serious thought. When war and disease devastate his neighborhood, Francis undergoes an anguished transformation which culminates in his appearing before the local bishop and removing his clothes to renounce his previous life and family before dedicating himself to God. The culminating dramatic moment is Francis' appearance before Pope Innocent III (Sir Alec Guinness), to make his case for an independent religious order under new rules
Thieves' highway by Jules Dassin( Visual )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vividly depicts the perilous world of 'long-haul boys', who drive by night to bring their goods to the markets of America's cities. Ex-G.I. Nick Garcos [is] a tyro trucker bent on satisfaction from the man responsible for crippling his father, ruthless market operator Mike Figlia. But when Figlia gets wise to his plan, Nick finds himself in a web of treachery and heartbreak."--Container
La Nuit americaine = Day for night( Visual )

9 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is soused on the set, unions threaten to walk, shooting must finish before the insurance lapses and a cat can't hit its mark. Is this any way to make a film?
Le amiche by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

29 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Rosette, a girl from a wealthy family, who attempts suicide. From the attempted suicide, she goes on to meet a group of women who she will become friends with--Clelia, Nene, and Navy. The film shows how various experiences in their lives bring about changes in their relationship. It describes the life experiences these friends have, from a suicide to the finding of a new love to a separation to a marriage
The house on Telegraph Hill by Robert Wise( Visual )

10 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victoria Kowelska is tortured in a concentration camp during the final days of World War II, and her family in Poland is slaughtered. Her best friend, Karin, who is ill, hopes to recover and make it to San Francisco, where a wealthy aunt is taking care of her son. But when Karin dies and the camp is liberated, Victoria exchanges identity papers with the dead woman, thereby gaining a new identity and family. After five years in relocation camps, Victoria finally gets to America, only to learn that Karin's aunt has recently died, and her nephew is in charge of the estate and Karin's son."--Booklet
Le amiche( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman returns to her home town of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends
The glass mountain by Henry Cass( Visual )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glass mountain: "In the Dolemites, a married composer loves an Italian girl who saved his life during the war."--Halliwell's Film Guide (2004)
When time ran out--( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A South Pacific island's dormant volcano unexpectedly erupts in fury. Tourists are surprised by a volcanic eruption in a lonesome hotel in the Caribic. Shelby Gilmore is the hotel owner who ignores all the warnings and advises his guests to wait for a rescue team. Hank is a wildcat oil driller who gathers a small group of followers and heads toward higher ground. Kay Kirby is a PR executive who must choose between the two men
La ragazza che sapeva troppo = The girl who knew too much by Mario Bava( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman witnesses a murder while vacationing in Italy and can't get anyone to belive her until
Malaya by Victoria( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, this exciting wartime adventure weaves a tale of danger and intrigue as it focuses on the daredevil exploits of a handful of extraordinary men
Roma città libera( Visual )

7 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-war Rome is the setting for this lyrical and heartbreaking character study of bitterness, loneliness and reconciliation in the months following Italy's liberation by the Allies
The Assassination of Trotsky by Joseph Losey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiefly historical account of the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico
The visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-millionairess returns to the poor hometown that ostracized her after her teenage pregnancy, promising to alleviate the town's massive debt in exchange for the life of the man who betrayed her
Calabuch by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired atomic scientist settles in a peaceful Spanish village. But he can't remain sedentary for long, and soon he's off and about developing a new kind of rocket. So much for his retirement, and so much for the peace and quiet in his village, which is soon overrun with reporters and spies
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Giulietta degli spiriti
Giulietta degli spiritiThieves' highwayWhen time ran out--The Assassination of Trotsky
Alternative Names
Cortesa, Valentina

Cortesa Valentina 1923-....

Cortesa, Valentina 1925-

Valentina Cortese actrice italienne

Valentina Cortese actriță italiană

Valentina Cortese actriu italiana

Valentina Cortese actriz italiana

Valentina Cortese attrice italiana

Valentina Cortese Italiaans actrice

Valentina Cortese Italian actress

Valentina Cortese italienesch Filmschauspillerin

Valentina Cortese italienische Filmschauspielerin

Valentina Cortese italiensk skådespelare

Valentina Cortese italiensk skodespelar

Valentina Cortese italiensk skuespiller

Valentina Cortese włoska aktorka filmowa i telewizyjna

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Кортезе, Валентина

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