Light in the Piazza

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Elizabeth Spencer's baroque, almost Jamesian novel of New World corruption versus Old World integrity is brought to the screen in the form of a 'grand tour' of North Italy. In the course of this, Olivia de Havilland tries to marry off her mentally retarded daughter (Mimieux) to a wealthy Italian (Hamilton). Sadly, it quickly falls prey to that most awesome of cinema's horrors - Rossano Brazzi - as attraction develops between de Havilland and the boy's father. A terrible film.

By: PH

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Guy Green
Screenwriter: Julius J Epstein
Cast: Olivia de Havilland
Yvette Mimieux
George Hamilton
Rossano Brazzi
Isabel Dean
Barry Sullivan
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