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    Bitter Rice (Lux Film, 1950). German A1 (23.25" X 33").
    Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by Giuseppe De Santis, this earthy tale of women field workers in post-war Italy is one of the great landmark films of the neo-realist movement, and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing. Silvana Mangano stars as a tempestuous rice worker who is loved by a good guy (Raf Vallone), and by a small-time criminal (Vittorio Gassman). She ultimately chooses the wrong man, which leads to tragedy for herself and the other women of the story, including Walter's long suffering girlfriend (Doris Dowling). This German poster hasn't been sold previously by Heritage, and it's quite a looker. A sultry Mangano poses provocatively in bright reds, surrounded by her tormented cast mates. Pinholes in the corners, tears in the bottom border, tape stains in the corners and cross fold separation are the only minor imperfections that keep this piece from grading higher. Fine/Very Fine.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    29th-30th Thursday-Friday
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