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La Ciociara a.k.a. Two Women (1960) directed by Vittorio De Sica, starring Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone
Better known for his early neo-realist films Ladri di biciclette /The Bicycle Thief (1948) and Sciuscià / Shoeshine (1946), Vittorio De Sica created a harrowing portrait of the horrors of war with his filmization of Alberto Moravia’s La Ciociara / Two Women. A deglamorized Sophia Loren (in a role intended for Anna Magnani) plays the loving mother of a teenage girl, both of whom flee to the countryside to escape the bombings only to discover that there is no escaping the viciousness of war and its dehumanized soldiers. De Sica is third from the left, standing next to Sophia Loren. French sex-symbol Jean-Paul Belmondo, who plays an intellectual enamored with Loren, is at the far right.

FILM
La Ciociara / Two Women
The Apartment
Il Bell’Antonio
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Inherit the Wind
Pote tin Kyriaki / Never on Sunday
Risate di gioia / The Passionate Thief
The Sundowners
The Time Machine
The Unforgiven

DIRECTOR
Vittorio De Sica (La Ciociara / Two Women)
Mauro Bolognini (Il Bell’Antonio)
Georges Franju (Les Yeux sans visage / Eyes Without a Face)
Henry Hathaway (North to Alaska)
John Huston (The Unforgiven)
Stanley Kramer (Inherit the Wind)
Delbert Mann (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs)
Mario Monicelli (Risate di gioia / The Passionate Thief)
Billy Wilder (The Apartment)
Fred Zinnemann (The Sundowners)

ACTOR
Spencer Tracy (Inherit the Wind)
Alain Delon (Rocco i suoi fratelli / Rocco and His Brothers)
Burt Lancaster (The Unforgiven)
Jack Lemmon (The Apartment)
Fred MacMurray (The Apartment)
Fredric March (Inherit the Wind)
Marcello Mastroianni (Il Bell’Antonio)
Laurence Olivier (Spartacus)
Anthony Perkins (Psycho)
Alberto Sordi (Il Vigile / The Traffic Policeman)

ACTRESS
Sophia Loren (La Ciociara / Two Women)
Annie Girardot (Rocco i suoi fratelli / Rocco and His Brothers)
Rita Hayworth (The Story on Page One)
Audrey Hepburn (The Unforgiven)
Deborah Kerr (The Sundowners)
Anna Magnani (Risate di gioia / The Passionate Thief)
Dorothy McGuire (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs)
Melina Mercouri (Pote tin Kyriaki / Never on Sunday)
Lee Remick (Wild River)
Jean Simmons (Elmer Gantry)

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Charles Laughton (Spartacus)
Edward Andrews (Elmer Gantry)
Charles Bickford (The Unforgiven)
Pierre Brasseur (Il Bell’Antonio)
Steve Forrest (Heller in Pink Tights)
Lee Kinsolving (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs)
Ramon Novarro (Heller in Pink Tights)
Peter Ustinov (Spartacus)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jean Simmons (Spartacus)
Eve Arden (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs)
Lillian Gish (The Unforgiven)
Shirley Jones (Elmer Gantry)
Janet Leigh (Psycho)
Myrna Loy (From the Terrace)
Katina Paxinou (Rocco i suoi fratelli / Rocco and His Brothers)
Barbara Rush (Strangers When We Meet)
Alida Valli (Les Yeux sans visage / Eyes Without a Face)
Jo Van Fleet (Wild River)

SCREENPLAY
Cesare Zavattini & Vittorio De Sica (La Ciociara / Two Women)
Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli & Mario Monicelli (Risate di gioia / The Passionate Thief)
Jules Dassin (Pote tin Kyriaki / Never on Sunday)
Nathan E. Douglas & Harold Jacob Smith (Inherit the Wind)
Harriet Frank, Jr. & Irving Ravetch (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs)
Isabel Lennart (The Sundowners)
Ben Maddow (The Unforgiven)
Pier Paolo Pasolini & Gino Visentini (Il Bell’Antonio)
Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus)
Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond (The Apartment)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sven Nykvist (Jungfrukällan / The Virgin Spring)
Jack Hildyard (The Sundowners)
Ernest Laszlo (Inherit the Wind)
Otello Martelli (La Dolce Vita / The Sweet Life)
Russell Metty (Spartacus)
Gábor Pogány (La Ciociara / Two Women)
Aldo Scavarda (L’Avventura / The Adventure)
Eugen Schüfftan (Les Yeux sans visage / Eyes Without a Face)
Göran Strindberg (The Magnificent Rebel)
Paul C. Vogel (The Time Machine)

ORIGINAL SCORE
Adolph Deutsch (The Apartment)
Ernest Gold (Exodus)
Manos Hadjidakis (Pote tin Kyriaki / Never on Sunday)
Maurice Jarre (Les Yeux sans visage / Eyes Without a Face)
Nino Rota (La Dolce Vita / The Sweet Life)
Frank Skinner (Midnight Lace)
Max Steiner (The Dark at the Top of the Stairs)
Dmitri Tiomkin (The Alamo)
Dmitri Tiomkin (The Unforgiven)

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