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  • Actors: Silvana Mangano, Michael Rennie, Shelley Winters, Lon Chaney Jr., Sterling Holloway
  • Directors: Robert Rossen, Ray McCarey
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: PR Studios
  • DVD Release Date: April 14, 2010
  • Run Time: 157 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003H975EK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,250 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Mambo-1954-black and white-Dino De Laurentiis co-produced this ahead-of-its-time romantic drama about a poor but beautiful Venetian woman, Giovanna Masetti. She dreams of escaping her drab life and becoming a dancer. She soon gets her chance when she is discovered by Toni Salerno, played by Shelley Winters. Also her beauty does not go unnoticed by rich and dashing Enrico Marisoni, played by Michael Rennie, of The Day The Earth Stood Still fame. Enrico makes his move on Giovanna at a fabulous Venetian costume ball. But Giovanna is torn between her old boyfriend Mario and Enrico. The 2 men compete for Giovanna's attention. However Mario learns of Enrico's one weakness, one that if exploited correctly could guarantee Giovanna's love and Enrico's wealth. Girl of My Dreams-1934-black and white-This light comedy musical features a young Lon Chaney Jr. as a college athlete locking horns with conceited track star Larry Haines. This happens because fellow students Spec, played by Sterling Holloway who voiced Winnie the Pooh, and Bobby, played by Authur Lake who went on to play Dagwood Bumstead, rigged the results of a popularity contest. Will this prank lead to love breakups and losing the college athletics meet?

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The CinemaScope Cat on April 22, 2012
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Returning to her hometown of Venice, a famous dancer (Silvana Mangano) reflects on the two men who lead to her leave Venice and now make her uncomfortable in returning. One (Vittorio Gassman) was a good for nothing opportunist and the other (Michael Rennie), a debauched aristocrat. As she suspected, both men re-enter her life but for different reasons. An Italian-American co-production, the film was produced by Dino De Laurentis (Mangano's husband) and Carlo Ponti from an original script by three Italian screenwriters and the film's American director, Robert Rossen (THE HUSTLER). It's a rather kitschy soap opera with Mangano suffering in poverty, suffering in wealth and well, just suffering. The best sections of the film involve the dance sequences which were choreographed by the great Katherine Dunham, who plays herself in the film. Unfortunately, as lovely as she is, Mangano lacks a dancer's grace and her dancing is awkward when in the presence of real dancers. As the manager of the almost all black dance troupe, Shelley Winters has some nice scenes before being dispatched way too soon, taking some of the film's life with her. I suppose the decision to shoot the film in black and white, Harold Rosson (SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) did the cinematography, might have been an attempt to give the film a grittier look but the Rome and Venice locations scream out for color. The score is by Nino Rota and Angelo Francesco Lavagnino. With Eduardo Ciannelli and Julie Robinson (Mrs. Harry Belafonte).

The transfer of the print used by PR Studios and being sold by Amazon has seen better days but is still quite watchable.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miri Riva on January 28, 2013
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i loved the dance performances by the dance group and by Silvana Mangano. Silvana and Vittorio Gassman were disappointing actors in this movie - unlike in Bitter Rice. At least Shelley Winters was good. I did not like the fact that the film beginning credits were superimposed on some very fine dancing - it was disconcerting and annoying.
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gene Bolin on October 21, 2010
Although the movie, "Mambo" was s good movie in its day, the reproduction to DVD is of very poor quality for the price I had to pay for it. I've always purchased my movies from Amazon because they seemed to have better picture-quality, but here lately, I've received some bummers. One was a Terry Moore/Debra Paget movie - "Why Must I die,"; another was "Queen of the Nile";then "San Francisco Story"; and "Cleopatra's Daughter." The picture-quality on all thse movies is horrible.

On another note, "And God Created Woman," the picture is fantastic but you can't enjoy it because it is not in English and you have to constantly read in order to understand what they are saying. The film was way too expensive. Years ago I purchased a VHS tape of it in a bargain bin at a Video store for $1.00 and it was in English, but the picture was horrible.
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