I Chose Love (Mario Zampi, 1953)

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Back to the roots “I would have accepted anything to go to Venice!” Marisa Pavan Aumont Sweet Venice missed her little Italian lady so much she called her back to her native country, after not even two years had passed since Marisa had kissed Italy goodbye. Marisa, of course, couldn’t resist that call… Strangely, the […]

What Price Glory (John Ford, 1952)

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An introduction to Hollywood “John Ford was extremely kind with me…! He could have been a father. He used to take me in his arms and cuddle me as if I were a fragile bird.” Marisa Pavan Aumont And there comes the young and shy amateur, shadow and twin of the famous “Pier Angeli”, who […]

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit – 1956

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I had an incredible chance to work with actor Gregory Peck who was the idol of my adolescent life in Italy…! Marisa Pavan Aumont The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is a dramatic American feature film written and directed by Nunally Johnson in 1956. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century Fox, it […]

Drum Beat – 1954

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An Italian playing a Native American! Was the role of Marisa a precursor to the future 1960s genre, Spaghetti Western? Drum Beat is a Western written and directed by Delmer Daves in 1954. Inspired by events in American history, it is no less than a typical Hollywood film in which themes of love in times […]