It Started In Naples [DVD] 
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Good-humored comedy-drama about a lawyer who resists the efforts of an Italian to take him back to America, until he falls in love w ith the boy's aunt.
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The story is almost irrelevant, as you just lie back and let the whole joyful, amusing and colourful experience wash over you. Anyone who doesn't want to visit Capri after this to seek out the Villa del Palazzo Reale has a heart of stone.
It's similar to Three Coins In A Fountain, which has more wonderful Italian travelogue scenery from the 50s, but It Started in Naples is simply more fun.
Update - July 2013. I've just been back to Capri and have specifically looked for the locations of the film. Sophia's "villa" is still there, at the port, although the ground floor is now a shop and the window has been widened. The stairway is the same and the neighbours' balconies are almost identical to the film. Clark's hotel location directly on the Piazzetta in Capri town is easily accessible and the square has changed very little. There are more houses behind the port now and the whole place is now devoted to tourism, but the island is still surprisingly recognisable.
The scenery is gorgeous,the story is charming as is the little boy in the plot,what a wonderful actor he is.
Sophia is stunningly beautiful as usual,a good actress,Clark is surprisingly funny,still handsome at 60,what a shame he passed away soon after making this film.
As an oldie I do remember seeing this on the big screen with my mum in a beautiful Art Deco Cinema which added to the atmosphere, it was heavenly .
Even though it was made in 1960 the movie still comes across as fresh as the sea breeze in Capri.
A classic light entertainment movie,hugely enjoyable,one has only to see the Youtube clips and the Amazon deals to see how popular this movie still is.
This movie is a vehicle to get Sophia on the screen doing her Italian street-girl act again - as opposed to her rich sophisticated girl act.
She is gorgeous in it, because she aways brings what is required.
Gable growls and scowls his way through as he had been doing for 30 years or so. And just to soften the slightly dubious plot of the older man lusting after a young chick, we have a wee boy "device" who he is to be father figure to.
Sophia sings and dances in it and shows her beautiful legs as much as they could get away with.
Not as good as Boy on a Dolphin or Arabesque, but for Loren fans it has enough scenes with her in it to make the rest bearable.
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A waste of two hours. The film is billed as a comedy but the style is very dated and there's few jokes. Read morePublished 22 days ago by L.W
They are from different worlds and are very different as actors too. But it works well and you can enjoy two professionals in a cultural Clash - plus Vittorio de Sica as a no-good... Read morePublished on 11 April 2014 by Gunnel Arrbäck
This DVD is a great blast from the past and as the
four of us who watched it are all elderly we really
Bought this to watch after a holiday spent in Sorrento with a visit to Capri. Some of the places have changed since this film was made but quite a lot we recognised. Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2014 by Andreas Bugus